Colorado Springs, Colorado - here you & your pet come!
With a little planning to ensure a safe and secure trip, be it by road or air; you'll be well on your way to having a happy and peaceful family getaway with your entire family, which includes the family pets of course!
Seventy miles south of Denver is pet friendly Colorado Springs with hiking and walking trails plentiful, this is an excellent pet destination when it comes to travel and vacations. This magnificent and exciting location is all about nature and the great outdoors.
You cannot help but gaze in awe at the panoramic views encased by a one-mile canyon, the sight of seven separate falls splashing together down 181 vertical feet id nothing short of stunning. Picturesque by day, dancing with color at night, this is not to be missed. Ride the elevator to Eagles Nest observation platform for an eye-to-eye view or climb up 224 steps to reach the one-mile nature trail offering a panoramic peek of the city below.
Motorists whisk through the incredible Garden of the Gods has a visitors center at the parkҒs eastern border with information on hiking and mountain biking trails. The Garden of the Gods Park is another popular natural landmark. With its towering sandstone formations, paved and unpaved hiking paths, its a great place to enjoy various outdoor amenities. Dogs are allowed off leash in certain areas.
DonҒt forget the famous Pikes Peak region of the Rockies; magnificent describes the towering mass soaring some 14,110 feet above Colorado Springs, this mountain indeed serves as one of the nation's most famous landmarks. Access to the summit can be obtained via the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, or by driving the Pikes Peak Highway which winds through stands of pine and aspen. Bring a jacket as the temperature is about 20 degrees cooler up top.
Be sure to visit the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, and a real live ghost town. Go back in time 100 years as you slip into an old saloon, visit a sheriff's office and the town jail, or even pan for gold. Cowboy fun can be had at the shooting gallery. Set in Old Colorado City, in the historic Colorado Midland railroad structure a must see, conveniently located and under cover, allowing for year round pleasure.
You and your pet will be pampered in the lap of luxury at the grand Broadmoor Hotel and be sure to inquire about their Pitty Pat Pet Club.This five-star resort is set in 3,000 acres of manicured gardens; simply breathtaking. There are three golf courses, relaxation spas, elegant shops and, best of all- pet sitters ensuring that your favorite poochs needs are catered whilst you enjoy any one of the complexҒs 15 fine dining restaurants.
Or for a cheaper, no frills pet friendly option try the Best Value High Country Lodge; Pagosa Springs: Close to town - quaint, home-like accommodations, friendly staff, quiet, very clean - overall a lovely inexpensive place to stay that welcomes your pet.
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Happy Pet Travels!