Dog Destination: Aspen, Colo.

The Rocky Mountains offer spectacular views for you and your dog.

By | Posted: Tue Jan 1 00:00:00 PST 2002

Located high in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Colo., offers spectacular views, great skiing, fine restaurants, upscale shopping, art galleries, and nightlife as a great dog friendly vacation spot.

What To Do
Try the dog-friendly sections of the Ashcroft Ski Touring Center. Also, the Snowmass Cross-Country Ski Center has two dog-friendly Nordic trails. Dogs must be onleash.

You can take your leashed dog on Aspen's downtown pedestrian mall, where most stores welcome dogs.

If your dog needs a playmate or if you feel lonely, check out the Borrow a Dog program at the Aspen Animal Shelter.

Where To Stay - Pet Friendly Lodging
Hotel Aspen
110 W. Main St.
Aspen, CO 81611
(800) 527-7369
$149 to $405 per night
1 dog allowed per room; $20 daily pet fee

Limelite Lodge
228 E. Cooper Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3025
$95 to $399 per night
All dogs allowed; $10 daily pet fee.

Ashcroft Ski Touring Center
(970) 925-1971

Aspen Animal Shelter
(970) 544-0206

Aspen Chamber Resort Association
(800) 670-0792

Snowmass Cross-Country Ski Center
(970) 923-3148

Source: Canine Colorado: Where to Go and What to Do With Your Dog (Fulcrum Publishing, 2001, $17.95) by Cindy Hirschfeld.


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