Our Guide to Dog-Friendly Denver

Love dogs? You’re in the right place: Denver is beloved by both humans and their canine counterparts. From sprawling parks to restaurant patios, there are plenty of places that will delight both you and your dog.

In Denver’s Lower Downtown, Confluence Park offers grassy lawns and biking trails that you can explore with your pup. Or, if your furry friend prefers free-roaming exercise, you can check out one of the eleven dog parks in Denver, each open seven days a week. Looking to wander beyond the city limits? Head to Cherry Creek State Park, located a short drive from Denver in Aurora, CO. This sprawling park features a prairie with rolling hills, outdoor recreation facilities, and a 107-acre off-leash area with water access.

In addition to wide open spaces to run and play, Denver also features an abundance of popular bars and restaurants with designated dog-friendly sections. Once the spring weather warms and outdoor dining once again becomes the standard, bring your dog along for the fun at City O’ City in Capitol Hill, Forest Room 5 in Highland Park, or The Matchbox in Curtis Park.

Should you find yourself in need of pet supplies, there are shops throughout the city stocked with treats, leashes, apparel, and more. Alongside the bigger chain stores, you’ll find small boutiques packed with personality. Dog Savvy offers unique accessories and “spaw services,” while Two Pals & A Pup specializes in organic, all-natural baked goods and other products.

Of course, the most important part of traveling out of town with your pet is finding the best dog-friendly accommodations. The Brown Palace is proud to be a top pet-friendly Denver hotel, offering luxurious and comfortable guest rooms and amenities that are ideal for all family members—including those with four paws.

Read more about The Brown Palace pet policy here.