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Explore the best of pet-friendly Denver! Denver is home to dozens of pet-friendly activities and destinations, including dog-friendly hotels and dog parks. Find the best in Denver for your best friend. 


Sit, stay. Dogs get the royal treatment at these Denver dog-friendly hotels that accept and pamper pets. While dogs are allowed at hotels throughout the metro area, here are some of the ones that go above and beyond. 


Dog guests at The Crawford Hotel receive their own dog beds, matching food and water bowls, treats, bones, chew toys, and waste bags. But the coolest amenity is the Furbo dog camera, which allows guests to watch and speak with their dogs while they're away from hotel rooms. A barking notification and a treat dispenser help pet owners keep the peace. The hotel charges a $50 per night, per pet clean-up fee. The weight limit is 60 pounds. 


The Curtis - a DoubleTree Hotel welcomes four-legged friends of all shapes, sizes, colors and dispositions to its Curtis K-9 Club. The Curtis even welcomes your furry friend with a shout-out on the K-9 Club sandwich board, which sits prominently in the lobby, including Fido's name and Polaroid photo. A special "Scooby Snack" amenity is available that includes all-natural doggie ice cream, a doggie doo-doo bag, a chew toy and food/water bowls to use.   


The Hotel Monaco welcomes any number of pets without size or weight restrictions and for no extra charge or deposit. They offer: food and water bowls and a dog bed placed in your room; plastic pick-up bags and map for great Denver walks; a pet exercise area within walking distance of the hotel; and pet-sitting, grooming and walking services. Don't miss the Pampered Paws Pet Package which includes deluxe accommodations; Pawdicure, Pampering Bath and FURminator treatment at Dog Savvy Doggie Boutique and Spa; Doggie treats delivered to your room and more!


Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver goes above and beyond traditional pet-friendly offerings. All dogs receive complimentary accommodations in Hotel Teatro's lavish guest rooms with their owners stay, but there are additional premier packages also available. For pampered pups, the hotel offers a "Pawdicure" at a nearby pet spa and works with a certified canine massage therapist who provides special therapeutic services such as calming, maintenance and post-injury/post-surgical massages to speed recovery time. Hotel Teatro has welcomed the canine companions of notable pet owners like Sheryl Crow, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera.


Dogs with a combined weight of 40 pounds or less are welcome at The Westin Westminster, which provides The Westin Heavenly Dog Bed, food and water bowls and mat, and a dog amenity kit. The hotel's friendly concierges can direct guests to walking paths in Westminster and pet-friendly parks, including the off-leash Westminster Hills Dog Park at 105th Avenue and Simms Street that features a dog swimming pond, benches, shade shelter and more. 


Located in Denver's Golden Triangle Creative DistrictThe ART Hotel Denver offers a one-of-a-kind artsy experience for guests and their friendly four-legged companions. Canines are offered water and food bowls, a comfy bed and dog treats upon arrival. Located next to Denver Art Museum, the hotel recently launched ART Run, an urban public run where guests and their pets can follow a curated map, beginning at the ART and going by downtown Denver's best public art pieces. Upon returning to the property, guests are provided with an ice-cold bottle of water, while their dog can enjoy bacon-fused water. Notable artist Larry Bell's dog, Pinky, was the ART's first four-legged guest.


Situated in the heart of Lower Downtown (LoDo) in the Dairy Block micro-district, The Maven Hotel knows that dogs are part of the family, too! Their pet amenities include dog treats at the front desk and a detailed map of other dog-friendly spots in Denver. Guests can being up to two dogs per room, up to 60 pounds each. There is a $50 per pet clean-up fee. 


Get outside with your dog at these great Denver dog parks and other outdoor adventures!

Best Downtown Denver Dog Parks


A group of downtown residents with dogs helped make Railyard Dog Park, an in-the-city, one-acre dog park a reality in 2010. Located in LoDo (Lower Downtown Denver), this fenced-in, off-leash park has soft, sandy base, shaded areas, a water fountain and benches. Separate areas for low-energy and high-area dogs keep canines and owners in sync. Note: The park has temporarily closed in the past for cleanup efforts. Please check with the city for the current status. 


Located in between Five Points and City Park West neighborhoods, the one-acre, fenced-in Fuller Dog Park has a suburban/urban feel due to its location in the residential area behind Manual High School. Expect sand for ground cover and a surrounding park area outside the fence. Water jugs are available but make sure to bring your own water just in case they are empty.  


Situated on two acres near Lakeside Amusement Park just off Interstate 70 and Sheridan, Berkeley Lake Dog Park is a fenced-in area for pooches and their pals just west of the lake. There is a parking lot just off West 46th Avenue, and then head northwest from there along the path. Bring water as there is no access to the lake from inside the dog park, and pet owners will be happy to know there is a separate fenced in area specifically designed for dogs under 25 pounds. The park can be a bit noisy due to its location but amusement park lights and roller-coaster sounds add to the atmosphere on fair-weather nights. 


Cherry Creek State Park is the largest regional park and recreation area in southeast Denver, and it was also the first park in the Colorado State Park system. The Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) is a spacious 107-acre fenced area in the southeast corner of the park and offers water access to Cherry Creek for canine enjoyment. Use of the dog park requires a DOLA pass and a park pass for all vehicles entering the park. DOLA passes are available for $2/daily or $20/annually at the entrance stations and park office. When staff is unavailable to assist, daily passes can be purchased at the self-serve stations. Make sure to know the rules so everyone enjoys DOLA, such as keep dogs within visual distance and under voice control when off leash, carry a leash and waste bag for each dog, clean up after your dog, and respect the limit of three dogs per handler. Miles of trails meander through the Cherry Creek State Park, so dogs and owners have superb exploration and exercise opportunities. All dogs must remain on leash when visiting the park and not in the fenced area.


Make sure to keep dogs on leashes in these beautiful Denver Parks. If you prefer leash-free play, head to the dog parks mentioned above and the many others in the Denver metropolitan area.


The name Confluence Park hints at two waterways joining, which is exactly the case with Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meeting up at Denver's scenic Confluence Park. It's a favorite area to enjoy views of downtown, get out for a walk with Fluffy or Fido, observe kayakers braving the rapids and sunbathe on the sandy banks. The park is surrounded by residential lofts, shops and office buildings and located near REI's flagship store and Downtown Aquarium. Catch some tunes on summer Thursday evenings at the free concert series.


Located in east-central Denver, City Park covers 314 landscaped acres and is home to family-friendly attractions and a public golf course, all surrounded by a neighborhood. Playgrounds, picnic sites, lakes and more make this expansive park Denver's version of Central Park in New York City. It's a great place to spend a day as a family or with human and furry friends.


Located in central Denver, southeast of downtown at Franklin Street and Eighth Avenue, Cheesman Park has a long and storied history. A crushed granite path winds its way around the park, and there is plenty of space for flying kites and throwing Frisbees, enjoying a large children's playground, and taking in beautiful vistas from the historic Cheesman Memorial Pavilion, constructed from marble to honor Denver pioneer Walter Cheesman. Don't miss this urban oasis for pups and people. 


Encompassing 155 acres of pleasant grounds, including two lakes and a flower garden that is a replica of George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon, Washington Park is a favorite outdoor recreation paradise. One of the park's most distinct features is the Washington Park Boathouse, completed in 1913 and most recently renovated in 2012. Among the many other amenities that canines and their owners will observe and enjoy are a bicycle/pedestrian pathway, crushed granite jogging path, fitness course, horseshoe pit, lawn bowling/croquet area, soccer field, tennis courts and recreation center. Boat rentals are available and also watch for free outdoor concerts. 


The 177-acre Sloan's Lake Park, the second largest of Denver's parks, is located in the Highlands neighborhood. Voted one of the best places to run, Sloan's Lake is bordered by a 2.6-mile trail for walking, jogging and biking. Fishing, boating and water skiing are allowed on the lake and the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival brings visitors and locals to Sloan's Lake Park to celebrate Asian-American culture and tradition. Grill out, play basketball or tennis, or just relax with a favorite canine family member in tow. Afterward, have a beer at Joyride Brewing Company in Edgewater, a dog-friendly bar just outside of Denver city limits.