Wondering what dog-friendly activities are happening in or near Boulder, Colorado this Labor Day weekend? We’ve put together a small list of fun, dog-friendly happenings!
Go for a Hike
A favorite pastime of many Coloradoans is hiking. This Labor Day weekend is no exception. If you’re new to the area or haven’t been hiking in awhile, here is a list of some of the dog-friendly Boulder hiking trails.
- Chautauqua Trailhead
- Gregory Canyon Trailhead
- National Center for Atmospheric Research Trailhead
- South Mesa Trailhead
- Wonderland Lake Trailhead
As always, make sure to clean up after yourself and be cautious of summer algae blooms. These algae blooms can be toxic to both humans and pets.
Try a new Place
Boulder has lots of eateries that are dog-friendly. Make sure you keep your pup on a leash the entire time. Why not give these places a try?
- Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage
- Foolish Craig’s
- Rayback Collective
- Romero’s K9 Club and Tap House
- Sanitas Brewing
- Upslope Brewing
This is only a fraction of the places that are pet-friendly! Don’t see your favorite spot? Leave a comment and we’ll get it added.
You can also check out the Twenty Ninth Street Mall. Dogs are allowed in all of the common areas and in some of the shops.
Visit a Dog Park
While this one is more fun for your dog than you, visiting a dog park can be a great afternoon activity. Most areas in the city require your dog to be on a leash but at the dog parks, your dog can run free as fast as they can.
- East Boulder Dog Park – 5660 Sioux Dr.
- Foothills Dog Park – 800 Cherry Ave.
- Valmont Dog Park – Approx. 5300 Valmont
Howard Heuston also has an off-leash dog area but it has different rules than a standard dog park. You can read more on the website here.
Are you info farmers markets? Does your pup enjoy the feeling of the wind in their fur? Then driving to farm stands might be right up your alley. You can view a full list of stands to plan your route here. It’s estimated that it’ll take you about 60 minutes, without stops, and 2 1/2 hours with stops. Make sure to bring cash!
There’s also plenty of picture perfect spots to drive through. Visit Boulder has compiled a wonderful list here.
There you have it. Some of the dog-friendly happenings this Labor Day weekend in Boulder! Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend.