Colorado has a reputation for being a dog friendly state, but as an owner of the friendliest pit bull mix in all the land, I was skeptical… Sure we have one of the most beautiful dog parks I have ever been to (check out that view of the mountains at sunset), but how about our stores, hotels, and even restaurants/ bars ? It seems that every other person you meet in Summit County has a dog, and most stores and offices have pet friendly policies.
During the warmer months, there are countless patio options at most restaurants and bars, allowing you to bring your buddy along for the adventure! One of my favorite pro-dog dining options is Motherloaded Tavern, complete with a ‘trailer park’ themed back patio and a fun, young, goofy atmosphere. Unfortunately, I have a series of food restrictions which makes it almost impossible to find anything edible (gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol – pretty much everything that makes life worth living), but that doesn’t stop me from bringing my non allergy challenged friends there to stack up calories on decadent meals like chicken & waffles & macaroni & cheese.
Park & Main is another restaurant with an accessible patio and an incredibly delicious (with some healthy choices) menu. They are located in La Cine mall at teh south end of town and are definitely worth checking out for some tasty international options like their incredible Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich and their Cuban Sandwich.
There are plenty of dog friendly dining options in Breck, but it’s always a good idea to call & check with the restaurant before you pile into the car.
Don’t leave your pup at home! It’s a vacation for the entire family. There are plenty of dog friendly hotels/ vacation rentals ect. in Breck. Some include The Hilton Double Tree, The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, and several others.
As I mentioned before, Breck has one of the most breathtaking dog parks I have ever seen, located at Carter Park. There’s usually a gag of dogs running out their energy chasing tennis balls & Frisbees. There is also a trail head above the sports field area that is great for tiring out both humans & dogs, (if you are looking for more than just standing in a fenced in field watching your dog play fetch. )
Helpful Tip: the water fountain there doesn’t always work, so it is a good idea to bring your own bowl and water for cooling down after playtime.