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20 Sep 2018
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Local's Guide to Breckenridge

Pet-Friendly Lodging and Activites in Breckenridge! 

Since we love dogs and offer pet friendly-lodging, we put together a list of Fall Activities to do with your Dogs in Breckenridge so that you can have a plan of where you can go with your furry friend. Many pet owners are familiar with the dog park at Carter Park in downtown Breckenridge, but if you’ve only visited during the winter, it’s the sledding hill at the south end of High Street. Click here for a mapped location.

Trail Etiquette

Please expect and respect other trail users. You will encounter other hikers, mountain bikers and possibly horses on your adventures around Summit County. Uphill travelers have the right of way, and always step off the trail if you encounter horses.

Please pick up after your dog, and properly dispose of waste. You should know that most areas require dogs on leashes. If an area is an “off-leash” area, it should be clearly marked. If you become separated from your pet somehow, please check with the Summit County Animal Shelter. This article from the Summit Daily News is a great reference when looking for details regarding trail etiquette when Hiking with dogs in Summit County.

Leash Law and Prohibited Areas

The Town of Breckenridge has a leash law and a few areas where dogs are not allowed. Leash Regulations state that “Within Town limits, dogs are required to be leashed. Outside of Town limits dogs may be under voice command, with the exception of the Rec Path, where dogs are required to be leashed at all times.”

There are only a few places where you cannot bring your furry friend. Dogs are prohibited at Cucumber Gulch Preserve, the Breckenridge Golf Course, and the fields at Kingdom Park.

Fall Hikes with Dogs near Breckenridge

Our team put together a great selection of Summit County Dog-Friendly Trails already, so click here to see descriptions and directions to the following trails. Please contact us with any questions about how to find these trails. Use this map to see the trails in and around the Town of Breckenridge.

As with any hike in the mountains, carry the ten essentials and make sure you let someone know where you are going and when you’ll return. Select stores will carry dog-specific hiking bags where they can carry their own leash, food, and water.

Washing Your Dog After a Hike

If your furry gets muddy and needs a wash before returning home, then head on over to Animal Lovers Pet Supply, where washing stations are available. If you need emergency vet services, please contact the Breckenridge Animal Clinic for assistance.

Dogs are curious and have been known to get into trouble with porcupine quills or by annoying moose. Wildlife is unpredictable and can be dangerous to you and your pet. Please use caution when traveling in the backcountry and on trails around town. The local moose population has grown in recent years and has been known to wander around the downtown area occasionally.

Yappy Hour with Dogs

After a long day on the trail, a well-deserved libation is usually in order. Summit County has nine microbreweries and tap houses to enjoy. Here is a selection of microbreweries in Summit County to bring your friend to. 

Dining with Dogs

Some restaurants have outside seating where your dog can sit alongside your group.

Shopping with Dogs

A lot of stores in the historic district of downtown Breckenridge will generally welcome well-behaved dogs inside their stores. Please be sure your pet doesn’t annoy other shoppers or damage any merchandise. If you’re unsure if a store will allow your dog, take one step inside and ask if they are allowed.

Paragon Pampered Pets Program

We are happy to share that we offer a first-class service for your furry family with our Pampered Pets Program. We love our pets too, and usually, have one or two dogs at the office. Please contact us to learn which pet-friendly rental home is best for your group or family.