Manitou Springs is a resort city in metropolitan Colorado. This city is located inside El Paso County, and is known for its natural springs and scenic view. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera to capture the gorgeous views of the mountains you’ll find here. The city is also home to several cultural and historic attractions, making it the pawfect place for those who enjoy history.
The downtown area is a top destination to all travelers and is continuing to grow to become more dog-friendly. Currently, three dog-friendly activities are available here, as well as eight restaurants and six hotels. The accommodations of Manitou Springs are affordable – with pet fees very rarely applied -- and easy to access. The museums of Manitou welcome leashed dogs, in addition to the trading post art gallery and gift shop.
Other activities are just a short drive away in Cascade and Colorado Springs, where more hiking opportunities and dog parks thrive. Of the eight dog-friendly restaurants in Manitou Springs, the crowd favorites are Manitou Brewing Company and Heart of Jerusalem Café. You can try a wide variety of foods at either of these delicious restaurants, and the best part is that you can keep your beloved four-legged friend by your side!
In the lovely area of Manitou Springs, the Garden of the Gods Trading Post allows leashed dogs to accompany you on a day that will be remembered forever. With regular doggy customers, this garden is a sure crowd pleaser with four-legged visitors. Built to bear a resemblance to traditional homes of Pueblo Indians, the garden has expanded to become Colorado’s hugest art gallery and gift shop attraction, and the best part is that it's dog-friendly! With a garden park for four-legged friends that need a little exercise, and plenty of restaurants to accommodate dogs, your dog will thank you for visiting Beckers Lane.
Rated highly amongst visitors, Cliff Dwellings provides numerous luxuries to dog owners in Colorado. Leashed dogs are welcome to venture anywhere in Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. Even the museum and gift shop allow dogs to come in an explore along your side. You can walk through the history with your favorite four-legged friend, buy a small souvenir from the gift shop, grab a quick lunch, and watch your dog’s tail wag throughout the whole experience. You cannot go wrong in Cliff Dwellings! With beautiful scenic views, a museum to learn the history of the ancient place, numerous photo opportunities, and bubbly personalities of other local visitors, Cliff Dwellings is a perfect place to bring Fido to.
Colorado Springs is only a 13-minute commute from Manitou Springs, and is home to a beautiful waterside dog park called, Bear Creek Dog Park. Highly rated, this park houses separated fenced areas for big and small dogs. Other luxuries include pathways for hiking, the creek for swimming, and stations to care for your dog (water stations, waste areas, and hoses). The dog park consists of 25 acres of fenced area for romping and playing with other dogs. Agility training areas are also provided if you are interested in extra obedience training and mental stimulation. If you are looking for a tail-wagging experience your dog will remember forever, Colorado Springs is just around the bend of Manitou Springs.
The local trails of Divide are only 20 minutes from downtown Manitou Springs. With beautiful mountains in the backdrop, the trail is 4 miles in length, and will last around 3 hours with Fido. Dogs are asked to remain leashed at all times, but no worries -- by your side is your dog’s favorite place to be! As an added bonus pine needles on the pathways make the trail easy for your dog to walk on. The beautiful vegetation and mountain atmosphere proves for a relaxing hike with Fido. If you are need of stepping away from local metropolitan life, then the trails of Divide are a puptastic choice for you and Fido!