One of the many advantages of living in Colorado is a chance to enjoy the fresh mountain air. People in Colorado tend to be outdoor people, enjoying mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and camping. Like many of us, they enjoy spending time with their dog, and everyone knows how much dogs enjoy spending time outside. So, for dog lovers and their puppies, Colorado can be a match made in heaven.
Colorado Springs isn't the biggest city in Colorado, but it is right at the base of Pike's Peak and on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. It's also over a mile above sea level and it is a great place to be outdoors for anybody, especially dog people.
If there's any doubt about the number or passion of dog people in Colorado Springs, you don't need to look any further than the Bear Creek Dog Park. Bear Creek, at twenty-five acres, is an absolutely enormous dog park. The park is fully fenced and limited to only dogs and their people. Joggers, bicyclists, and horses are not allowed for everyone's safety. There are a lot of trails throughout the park, and there are water fountains, poop bag dispensers, and trash cans throughout the park for your convenience.
At Bear Creek Dog Park, you can find prairie and forest. You will also find hills, though not any true mountains. There is also approximately 1/3 of a mile of access to Bear Creek, deep enough for you and your dog to wade in. With all of this wonderful space, two acres have been set aside as a fenced in area for dogs that aren't as interested in playing, such as senior dogs, or dogs that are a bit delicate, like smaller dogs. In addition to this, there's also an Agility Training Area.
It's estimated that over 100,000 people visit Bear Creek Dog Park every year, but the park is big enough that it does not feel crowded. When you're ready to get a bite to eat, just outside the park is the Pub Dog Restaurant, a casual restaurant that caters to dog people and their fur babies. Just make sure that you take advantage of the dog wash area outside of the dog park first.