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The small town of Silverthorne, Colorado, lies in the Rocky Mountains in the north central part of the state. It is a vacation town where visitors flock to enjoy its scenic beauty, cool nights and warm, summer days. In the winter, there is plenty of snow for snowboarding and skiing at the area’s ski resorts. Pup-friendly throughout, Silverthorne boasts 6 veterinarians ready to address any health concerns your pawtastic friend may have.
Here you will find a hiking trail which is a link to other county trails. Pack up your pup and hop on the Blue River Trail to enjoy a paved path, perfect for most pup-abilities. This trail runs for 3.5 miles through the town and out to Dillon Dam. This last part of the trail has a 250’ climb, so plan accordingly. From there, you will be able to then connect to the county’s other recreational paths which will lead you to the other resort towns in the area.
When you get hungry, head to Nick-N-Willy's Pizza! Share a slice of their made from-scratch pies and enjoy your meal at their dog-friendly outdoor tables.
You will love your day spent with your fur-ever friend in Silverthorne, Colorado!
In the Silverthorne neighborhood, you and Fido can enjoy 4 community parks. Trent Park offers sports fields, picnic areas and a fishing pond! Rainbow Park, on the Blue River, features 7 grassy acres for walking, sport courts, and a playground for fun. Or try North Pond Park where paddleboarders frequent. Grab your pole and your pup and try your hand at catching lunch to share! And finally, Artic Placer Park is your ticket to relaxation on their landscaped grounds. An awesome playground and pavilion top off its features. Keep Fido on leash at all parks.
In the Dillion neighborhood, in the town of Dillon, 1.8 miles southeast of Silverthorne, Marina Park is chock full of amenities to please any pup! Appreciate the amazing views from here while you enjoy direct lake access for fishing, picnic areas with BBQ grills under the trees, and a playground for the kiddos. Take Fido on a scenic walk along their pedestrian paths, which are separate from their bicycle paths. Or enjoy the Dillon Nature Preserve’s 2 miles of scenic trails. Mutt mitt boxes are provided. Thirsty yet?Head to Pug Ryan’s Tiki Bar’s pup-friendly outdoor bar for a drink.
Begin your outdoor adventure with your pawtastic pup at the Willowbrook Trailhead, in the West Silverthorne neighborhood of Silverthorne. This short hike of just .7 miles is perfect for all fitness levels, and also connects to other area trails for much longer hikes. The Willowbrook Trail is adjacent to the South Willow Creek which offers you beautiful scenery and allows Fido to romp in the water. These are mountain runoffs, so be sure to keep your pup on leash here, and be mindful that the water can be frigid at any time during the year. Bring a picnic lunch to share.
For some pawsome overnight adventure, head to the Heaton Bay Campground with your pawtastic pup for a day full of outdoor fun. This pup-friendly location adjoins White River National Forest and is situated on Lake Dillon. You will be surrounded by mountains, offering spectacular photography. There are miles of hiking trails for you to enjoy, and plenty of places to fish. Put in your kayak or canoe and take Fido for a ride! Pups must be on a leash in the campground, but can run off-leash on the less-traveled trails!
In the Central Dillon neighborhood of the town of Dillon, 1.8 miles southeast of Silverthorne, hop on the Dillon Lake Valley Trail which offers pup-friendly hiking for miles. This trail is perfect for all pup-fitness levels and winds through the forest offering spectacular scenery. In the winter, these trails are open for snowshoeing and cross-country skiers. Connected to this trail are the Meadow Trail and Ridge Trail Loop for even longer hikes with your pawtastic friend. Pups must remain on leash during the populated times of the year, but feel free to let him off leash during those less-traveled times.
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