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21 Aug 2019
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Summit County isn’t considered ‘Colorado’s Playground’ just for humans - it’s perfect for dogs, too! Open spaces, hiking trails, pet-welcoming shops and eateries make Summit County one of the best places to bring your whole family - even the four-legged ones!

Adventurous pups and their families can take a ride on the Breckenridge Gondola for a scenic and budget-friendly ride (the gondola is free!) Explore the base of Peaks 7 and 8 or the area hiking and snowshoeing trails. In town, leashed dogs are welcome almost everywhere. Outside of town, your furry friend is allowed off-leash as long as they stay under voice control.

McCullough Gulch Trail is a short hike to a reservoir and nearby waterfalls, perfect for your dog to cool off in a Rocky Mountain stream. For those looking for more of a workout, the 7 mile Spruce Creek and Mohawk Lake Trails offer beautiful views, mountain lakes, and 1700 of elevation gain.

Want to see Spot run at the dog park? The Carter Dog Park in Breckenridge is fully fenced-in. Let your furry friend off-leash to run, play, and bark with friends without the worry.

If your pooch is more interested in socializing at the human watering holes, many Summit County restaurants and shops are dog-friendly. Local favorite The Motherloaded Tavern welcomes dogs on their seasonal patio and offers a full bar and tasty menu of comfort foods for the human companions. 

Ein Prosit offers an authentic German atmosphere, over 30 Belgium and Bavarian beers, and a dog-friendly patio.

Kickapoo Tavern at Keystone is the best place for some apres ski and the best part - you can bring your best friend! Their dog-friendly patio is perfect for the whole family.

If Fido needs friends while you’re out on the town, both the Dog House in Breckenridge and The Dog Chalet in Dillon are happy to keep your pet occupied, healthy, and safe.

Book your pet-friendly accommodations with River Ridge Rentals and bring the whole family - including your best four-legged friend! 

Photo credit to @breckenridgeinbreckenridge.