Denver is great, but sometimes the ‘burbs are where it’s at. Pack up the pooch, a water dish, and a leash and get to sniffin’ out the best mother puppin’ patios and doggy spots the Denver muttropolitan area has to offer in Littleton. We picked 10 of our fave locations for you and Fido to explore.
What’s better than a trip to Breck for the brewery? A trip to Breck minus traffic! The farm-inspired brewery campus in Littleton makes fresh-from-the-tap Breckenridge Brews much more local. Pooches and hoomans alike can romp the 76,000 square-foot brewery, cellar, and outdoor spaces. Play fetch outside during a summer day on the patio deck or curl up by the fire in the winter with a bone and some cornhole. Cheers, pups!
Wynetka Ponds Bark Park
Friendly, well-trained puppers give this park 5 out of 5 bones fur its soft grass and large space to sniff. Hoomans love the double-gated entry and that all owners always pick up after their fur bebes. Bonus? This off-leash park is just minutes from Locavore Brewery, another dog-friendly pit stop for a relaxing nightcap with your best friend.
Hold the bone…a dog-friendly mall? The shops at Aspen Grove lurve pups indoors and out and shower them with plenty of water dishes, treats, and special pup-friendly events throughout the year. Go mutts gettin’ your shop on, pups, but keep your leashes on, would ya? Insider tip: the Wednesday farmers market vendors stock up on treats the woofers will love.
Living the Dream Brewing
Bein’ a dog is so dang stressful. Bring your floofer to this brewery and he’ll finally be living the dream! This spot’s got treats at the bar and tons of indoor and outdoor space for sniffin’ plus craft beers and games for all those with moveable thumbs over the age of 21 (sorry, fren). (psst… this brewery is on our Denver Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass…that means free beer fur you!)
Chatfield State Park
Just $25 a year or $3 a day will get you access to 70 acres of completely fenced, open space for your doggo to zoomie all over. Heck, with this much space you might as well adopt another pup and bring him to play, too! The poochers will love the ponds, trails, and grassy hills, and pawrents’ll appreciate the mountain views, water fountains, and doggy bag stations strategically located inside the park. Happy fetching!
North Shore Bar & Grill
Get a taste of the shore in a landlocked state. While the two-leggers’ll love the live music, dart tournaments, pool games, and slammin’ Yappy Hour deals, the doggos will flip over the dog-friendly patio, unlimited snackos, and fresh water bowls provided to any four-legged friend. Sip ‘n nom as you enjoy the calm waters of Chatfield Lake.
Dirt Coffee Bar
Head to Dirt for the caffeine bump you need to power you through yet another way-too-early-for-this-sniff game of fetch. The furiety of caffeinated brews, alcoholic beverages, and tasty eats are reason enough, but the real peanut butter on the KONG is enjoying ’em with your bud on the patio. Extra bonus? Dirt has employed and trained more than 50 individuals with autism and supplied more than $32,000 in scholarships to neurodiverse families in need. Now that’s somethin’ worth barking about.
Harriman Lake Park
This 1.6-mile loop is as all-dog friendly as it gets: The elevation barely increases (okay, okay, it’s a measly 19-foot gain), the trail is gravel and smooth, and your doggo can take a dipper in the lake! Just make sure the pooch is leashed at all times and has a visible rabies tag. Remember to bring a water bottle for the pup, folks–this place is sunny! Afterwards, cool down on the patio at Landlocked Ales.
The Pint Room
Take a trail walk (it’s small- and lazy-dog friendly, we promise) along the Platte River and end your jaunt on this dog-lovin’ patio. Take your pick from 175 beers on tap while your dog watches the world float by from her doggy mat or chews on one of the many toys The Pint Room leaves out for pups.
Downtown Littleton Walkies
Has your doggo ever wanted to time travel? He’ll enjoy meeting chickens, oxen, and horses at two historical and furbulous working farms: One from the 1860s and one from the 1920s. Pawtential new chicken BFF?
What other under-the-radar dog-friendly spots in the Denver metro are you shedding on? Woof at us in the comments.
(Image by @breckbrew)
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