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Hotel Frisco

Nestled in the heart of Main Street, Hotel Frisco provides unparalleled access to the best restaurants, shops and attractions in downtown Frisco. Whimsical touches and fresh updates await guests at every corner of our pet-friendly hotel, where the cozy accommodations and convenient amenities provide the ideal retreat after a day of recreation and exploration in Summit County. Experience the excitement of world-renowned ski resorts at Hotel Frisco’s affordable rates, because Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Vail are all within a 30-minute drive of our boutique hotel. And Frisco’s jewel destination, Lake Dillon, is mere blocks from our front door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Frisco!

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Colorado Pet-Friendly Activities

Dog Friendly

Welcome to Dog Friendly Colorado

Colorado is widely regarded as one of the most dog friendly states in the US. Our many State and National Parks and BLM open spaces make it an ideal destination for dog activities. It’s no wonder that Colorado is considered a haven for our furry friends.

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Dog Friendly Things To Do

Colorado Dog Parks – Urban dog parks

Get outside and spend some time participating in dog activities. The state is full of gorgeous town and city parks with paths for walking dogs. Colorado’s collection of dog parks varies from small, urban off-leash enclosures to massive areas full of hills, rocky terrain, rivers, lakes, and other water features.

With the popularity of Colorado continuing to grow. These new urban spaces have not forgotten our furry friends. Colorado has some of the country’s best dog parks and off-leash areas.

Cherry Creek Dog Park, Denver

Cherry Creek State Park’s Off-Leash Dog Area, adjacent to downtown Denver, has over one hundred acres of flat fields and a fun, shady creek for splashing, jumping, and paddling.

Durango Dog Park

Another very popular dog park is in Durango, with over six square miles of enclosed off-leash terrain, including a creek, Smelter Mountain slope, and trails for both humans and dogs.

Step up your walk with your dog and consider taking your dog with you on a hike or visiting one of many Colorado State Parks. Please check the rules regarding dogs at your destination park, National Forest, BLM, or wilderness before heading out.

Dog Activities

Hiking with Your Dog

The Rocky Mountains provide a stunning backdrop to any vacation, weekend trip, or daily commute through most of Colorado. Exploring these mountains is a massive draw for locals and visitors alike. If you and your dog are looking for a new setting for your daily walk, or you want to get out and discover some of the beauty of the Rockies, you’re in luck. In Colorado, many trails are dog-friendly. (Note that National Parks in Colorado do not allow dogs in the backcountry or on any of the trails) The beauty of these mountains is something we all must take responsibility for; dog owners should keep in mind that leash laws are in effect on most trails. These laws are for the safety of other people and dogs and to protect the area’s natural flora and fauna, which are often delicate and easily destroyed by dogs and owners going off-trail. It’s important to clean up after your dog, which means bringing poop bags and packing them out with you. As tempting as it may be to leave the smelly bags on the side of the trail so you can “come back for it later,” it’s important to take it with you so you don’t forget. Plenty of adorable doggy backpacks are on the market, so you can even make your dog carry his own waste–and snacks and water–if you don’t want to!

Camping with Your Dog

What better way to enjoy Colorado and the outdoors than to bring your favorite friend along?

After an exhilarating day spent hiking, many dog owners like to pitch a tent or relax under the stars with their furry friends. Dogs are great camping companions that can help owners feel safe and keep them company on solo camping trips or serve as a warm cuddle buddy on chilly mountain nights. Check regulations before you leave for a camping trip to see if you need to register your dog in any way at the campsite, and bring supplies like blankets, food, water, and poop bags to care for your dog while you’re out in the wild. Keep in mind that your dog should stay on leash to limit interactions with wildlife (which could be dangerous for your dog as well as for wild animals), and to be respectful of other campers who may be nearby. If your dog is new to camping, monitor their behavior because not all dogs are well-suited for the rugged life, and a camping trip might be very stressful for them.

Dog Activities and Pet Friendly Events

A lot is happening in Colorado, and many of Colorado’s events focus on pets or welcome you to bring your dog.

Breweries

In Colorado, plenty of breweries and even restaurants with gorgeous outdoor patios welcome dogs. Enjoying a pint with your pup is a fun way to spend a meal or an afternoon with your human friends and dog. Your furry friend will enjoy some attention and collect lots of belly rubs from staff and other patrons. Check out this list of dog friendly breweries, with specifications on whether dogs are welcome inside the brewery or just on the patio.

Colorado, Home to Dog Friendly Places and Responsible Pet Owners

We all love enjoying Colorado with our loved ones and pets. There are rules to help keep our parks and pet friendly places special for years. Before you head out, knowing what’s expected of you is best. If you’re a dog enthusiast and here for a winter visit, check out dog sledding.

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Town of Frisco Colorado

Frisco

Things to Do in Frisco, Colorado

Frisco is located at the epicenter of winter adventure less than 35 minutes from 6 world-class ski & ride resorts including Copper Mountain (7 minutes) and Breckenridge (15 minutes). Yet, Frisco stays true to its laid-back vibe with a charming Main Street and a great sense of humor. Frisco’s festivals celebrate everything from ugly holiday sweaters to dogs in their Mardi Gras best. Frisco knows how to have a good time and everyone is invited to join in on the fun.

Frisco’s unique Main Street offers some of the best local shopping and inspired dining in the Rocky Mountains. A great cup of joe, extraordinary views, and unusual finds are around every corner. Downtown Frisco is a perfect central location for everything in the area. Our lodging recommendations are: The Frisco Lodge and The Frisco Inn on Galena.

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Frisco’s Adventure Park

Every activity in Frisco is in the audience of stunning snowcapped peaks and Frisco’s Adventure Park is no exception. The Adventure Park boasts an 8-lane, lift-assisted tubing hill, a beginner ski/ride hill, 45 km of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. It is the perfect place to soak in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains while getting outside together. And wherever the day takes you, Frisco’s small-town character and central location make it easy to feel right at home.

Things to do Frisco

Dillon Reservoir

The heart of this town beats for a love of the outdoors. The Dillon Reservoir is the icing on the cake for Frisco and the other surrounding communities such as Silverthorne and Dillon. The reservoir spans 3,300 acres, making it one of Colorado’s largest reservoirs. The Frisco Bay Marina is a draw for many people who enjoy sailing, SUPs, and other watercraft activities.

Frisco is a Community

In addition to finding all things Colorado in Frisco such as hiking and mountain bike trails right from town, plus camping on the lake, and a cross-skiing touring center next to the Adventure Park. Frisco has all the usual amenities of any town and a local population base that brings familiarity to daily life.

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Durango

Durango

Things to Do in Durango, Colorado

Located in Southwest Colorado at the foot of the San Juan Mountains, Durango is an escape from the ordinary. This mountain town has many claims to fame, including mountain bike mecca, the best water town, the best scenic train ride, top family ski resort, and even the dog-friendliest destination. Discover for yourself what makes this area a unique and memorable place for people of all types to visit and enjoy.

All Seasons in Durango

Durango’s southwest location and proximity to the mountains ensure the seasonal experience. Even better, during seasonal transitions, you can participate in winter and snow sports at higher elevations or take a short drive further southwest and jump into summer fun. Locals appreciate this feature, and Durango does a great job of promoting seasonal events. You will surely find something going on at any time of year in Durango.

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Durango Scenic Train

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Breckenridge

Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge is known as a world-class ski and snowboard destination, and for good reason – Breckenridge Ski Resort spans four peaks and more than 2,300 acres that include five terrain parks, two half-pipes, eight bowls and the highest chairlift in North America.  Beyond the runs?  Signature winter parties, indie shopping, an award-winning arts district and locally-made libations await.  After all, Breck delivers on diversity.

Prospectors discovered gold when they founded this mountain town in 1859.  Today, Breck is a quaint mountain town tucked away in the Ten Mile Range.  The 154-year-old Victorian town includes one of the state’s largest National Historic Districts with 249 Historic District structures.

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