The author Dean Koontz once said, “Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” Well, Mr. Koontz was on to something when he spoke those profound words. Imagine curling up with your loyal pooch in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains while cool, alpine air settles over you; then going for a beautiful hike through stunning rock formations, and finally enjoying a refreshing cold one from one of the local breweries. After all that, places like The Academy Hotel - Colorado Springs will be perfect for you and your pet to relax in.
The state of Colorado has turned into a microbrew heaven. From the capital of Denver to small mountain towns in the Rockies, brew houses pumping out refreshing cold ones are a dime-a-dozen. And the best part is, most of them are pet friendly. So when you’re ready to sample a few, grab Spot and make your way from one of our pet friendly hotels in Colorado Springs to the patio of a brewery. Here are just a few recommendations:
There are a number of great hiking trails in the area so you and your travel buddy can experience the best of Colorado’s natural beauty. Red Rock Canyon Open Space is full of trails ranging from easy to vertical rock climbing. Go for a wander along one of the two off-the-leash trails you can hike. The Upper Dog Loop is mellow 1-mile trail that offers great panoramic views of the surrounding area and crosses through open meadows so your pooch can expend all that energy. The Lower Dog Loop runs along Highway 24 and is a much quicker route in case you’re in a hurry.
There’s also the Lower Hogback trail that’s slightly more difficult, but nonetheless stunning. You and Fido will wander onto the plateau where perfect, unobstructed views of Red Rocks and Pikes Peak await. The meadows bloom into a rainbow of wildflowers in the springtime. Follow the path until you come to the turnoff for the Red Rock Canyon Trail that’ll take you into the heart of the mesmerizing rock formations. Most of the boulders are easily accessed so climb up with your pooch for a perfect photo opportunity. When the hiking is all said and done, dog friendly hotels in Colorado Springs like The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa are perfect for unwinding.
If leaving your best four-legged friend behind during your next trip is unthinkable, worry not. Travelocity’s Colorado Springs pet friendly hotels are there for you. You and your pets can finally travel in style.