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The puptown of Montrose is in the upper Uncompahgre Valley in Colorado, and is the biggest city in Montrose County. Named after the famous Sir Walter Scott novel, 'A Legend of Montrose,' this town has more to offer than just literary genius. With pawtastic outdoor adventures that await you and your pup, Montrose is not short of love for their resident canines. You will find seven veterinary clinics and animal hospitals within the cities borders to ensure all pups stay in good health.
For some outdoor exploring and exercise with your pooch, there is a section of the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail that you can join in Montrose! This sniff-tastic trail is around 13 miles long and is based on an old railway line. Here you can enjoy some pawsome views of the San Juan Mountains and pass through some puptastic parks. Since bikes can also use this trail, it may be best to keep your pup on their leash.
If you need a place to stay when you are visiting Montrose, you won’t have to go far for a dog friendly hotel. The Hampton Inn offers a comfortable stay in one of the dog friendly rooms for one pup weighing up to 50 Ibs for no additional fee. Just be sure to book your room in advance to avoid disappointment!
If you prefer to be at one with nature, you can head to South Rim campground! Here you can enjoy a night in the oak-brush forest, with some electrical hook-ups, vault toilets and drinking water. Your furry friend can join you for your stay, as long as he remains on leash.
When you get hungry and fancy a bite to eat with your pup, check out the Backstreet Bagel Company! This is a pawsome place to head to for bagels, sandwiches and even tasty treats. There are dog friendly tables outdoors where you can take your food and chill out with your furry friend. If you love barbeque food, then you can’t miss what’s in store at Jimmer’s BBQ! Locals love this place for its burgers, ribs and pulled pork dishes, as well as all-you-can-eat ribs on Monday nights! Plus, you don’t have to leave your pooch at home; they can join you and enjoy the smell of meat at one of the two outdoor tables.
For some exercise with your furry friend, be sure to head to Ute Park when you are in Montrose. This is a pawsome place to stretch your pup’s legs and enjoy the sunshine, as well as the scenic views of the lake and peacefulness of the park. There are sniff-tastic trails here through the grass and hilly areas, and boardwalks around the pond. You will also find benches and picnic tables to chill out and enjoy some quality time with your pooch. In addition, the open space is puptastic for playing fetch with your dog’s favorite ball or catching Frisbees all day long!
When you are out and about exploring Montrose, you are bound to get hungry! So, why not stop at Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli with your furry friend? This New York style delicatessen has lots of delicious dishes to satisfy your appetite when your stomach is growling. There are breakfast burritos, sandwiches and smoothies. Since there are three outdoor tables that are dog friendly, your pooch can chill out and watch the world go by as you eat – bone-a-petit! For a frozen treat, you can also check out the Cold Stone Creamery. Here you have a pawsome choice of ice cream flavors you can’t resist! Plus, your pup can lay down at one of the outside tables with you.
If you are on a road trip with your pooch, be sure to stop at the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Black Canyon. This pawsome place offers scenic views of the San Juan Mountains, as well as being only a stone’s throw away from the Ridgway State Park. You can hook-up your RV and camp here with your pup who is welcome to explore the grounds, as long as he remains on leash. What’s more, there are puptastic amenities to keep the whole family entertained at Jellystone Park, including a swimming pool, billiard tables, fitness center and mini disc golf. Of course, save some time for a trip to Ridgway State Park. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains and lake on one of the sniff-tastic trails with your pup, as well as the chance to spot wildlife along the way. Dogs are welcome here, as long as they are on leash.
A puptastic place to bring the family and your furry friend for a day out has got to be the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park! This pawsome park is located 13 miles northeast of Montrose and offers an abundance of sniff-tastic trails through the forests. Dogs are welcome on selected trails in the park, including the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail and the North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail, as long as they are on leash. Be sure to bring some water and treats for your pup to keep his energy high!
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