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Top 200 Places: Drive to the Top of Pike’s Peak Colorado

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Pikes Peak Toll Road
P.O. Box 1575-MC060
Colorado Springs,
Colorado 80901

The Pikes Peak Toll Road allows you to drive your car up to the top of Pikes Peak at an altitude of over 14,000 feet. You may bring your dog with you. Dogs are not allowed on the Cog Railway. Dogs need to be on leash when outside of your car. There are a number of trails at various altitudes where leashed dogs may accompany you. Please keep in mind that the air is very thin at 14,000 feet. Before venturing up to this altitude, you should check with any appropriate doctors and veterinarians. At the summit, do not let your dog off-leash as it is very unsafe to exercise your dog at this altitude. It will take you up to around three hours to make the round trip up the mountain. To get to the toll road from Interstate 25 take Highway 24 West to the toll road.

Top 200 Places, 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 Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at 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.

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