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Colorado Jeep Tours announces Dog-Friendly Jeep Tour Policy

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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Colorado Jeep Tours, located in the Royal Gorge region of Canon City, Colorado, is pleased to announce their new dog-friendly guided jeep tour policy, effective April, 2017. As more travelers are choosing to take their four-legged family members along on vacations, Colorado Jeep Tours has recognized the need to allow dogs onboard their off-road scenic guided tours. Now, with some exceptions and specific rules in place to insure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, dogs of all sizes and breeds – from tiny purse pups to giant breeds – will be allowed to ride along on excursions to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Red Canyon Park, and the Gold Belt Scenic Byway, an all-day adventure that travels to the historic gold mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado.
In order to participate in the tours, advance reservations are required (making note of the dog), along with a pre-tour signed Dog Waiver, and a day-of-tour clearance from the Colorado Jeep Tours guide and/or management. There is no fee for lap-held dogs on tour but, due to limited space in the jeeps, large dogs that cannot be held safely by the owner will be assessed a seat fee. For safety reasons, dogs may only participate in the jeeping portion of any combination tours, and cannot be taken into partner businesses (i.e. train rides, horseback riding, ranch chuckwagons, etc) unless those venues specifically permit dogs.
Colorado Jeep Tours offers high-quality, scenic, and educational tours, providing local information on such topics as history, geology, and paleontology while traveling on some of the most beautiful roads and trails in the Royal Gorge region of Fremont County, Colorado. For more information, visit ColoradoJeepTours.com and click “Download Dog Waiver” in the black box at the bottom of any page, or call the Colorado Jeep Tours reservations at office at 719-275-6339.

Dog-Friendly Fun at 7000 feet

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

With Pikes Peak looming above Colorado Springs it is hard to believe the city sits at 7000 feet. But it does. Keep that in mind when planning outdoor activities as you and your dog will need to take it a bit easier than usual. You can choose a hotel from most of the major hotel chains in the city from the Crowne Plaza to a pet friendly La Quinta, or a number of other choices. If you want to stay near Manitou Springs in the shadow of Pikes Peak and near many attractions there is the Best Western Executive Inn or the Red Wing Motel. If planning to stay a while you can select an extended stay hotel such as Staybridge Suites, Towneplace Suites or Residence Inn. If you are arriving in a recreational vehicle then the Garden of the Gods Campground is near the beautiful park, there is a KOA and Fountain Creek RV Park. There are a number of vacation rentals as well.

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Top 200 Places: Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum
Cliff Dwelling Road
Manitou Springs,
Colorado 80829
719-685-5242

These authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings have been preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, and are considered a rare historical treasure. In addition to the ruins, there are reproductions of a stone mesa-top building, an Anasazi baking oven, a nature walk with well-labeled native flowers/herbs/trees, and a 3 story Pueblo-style building that houses the museum and gift shop. From June through August a snack bar and picnic patio are available. Well behaved, leased dogs are allowed throughout the preserve, and please clean up after your pet.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.