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Old 01-16-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Hi, I'm planning to vacation in Summit County or thereabout (Breck, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone, or Silverthorne) this summer with our two big dogs. They are extremely well behaved and used to large outdoor parks where they can walk off-leash. Some questions for people familiar with these areas:

1) any trails or large parks (NOT the small fenced in enclosures that pass for dog parks in most towns) in any of these towns where dogs can be off-leash in the summer? preferably without too many bugs/coyotes/bears!

2) any of the five areas I mention -- Breck, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone, or Silverthorne -- better than others in terms of a laid-back local culture about leash laws (in other words, don't ticket for this as long as your dog is under voice control)?

Thanks! Really appreciate the help - will help us determine where to rent!
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I can't comment specifically on the area, but the mountains are generally very dog friendly. If you try posting in the Frisco or Breck forum on Trip Advisor I know some of the destination experts there will be able to guide you in the right direction.

Bugs aren't really an issue at higher elevations, a few mosquitos but not many. Coyotes are around, in fact they keep stealing my dogs toys from the yard. We've seen them, have been seen by them and never had a problem, my dogs seem to know that they aren't a new playmate. I've only seen one bear in 11 years, moose, elk and deer are more prevalent. I have been warned that moose see dogs as a natural enemy and will attack if they feel threatened.

It's a rarity that my dogs are on a leash, but I always have a couple with me. If you happen to come up to the Vail Farmer's Market you will see as many dogs as you will people. Usually you'll see leashes in town, but not on trails.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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I agree with dogmama50....same thing when you go to Breckenridge. Walk along mainstreet and there are always dogs with their owners. Better like the pooches or, don't go there!! It's really cool!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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I live in Breckenridge with 2 dogs. I keep them on a leash in town, but not on trails or near my house. I have seen bear, coyote, fox and moose in the area... all are a threat to your dogs. Try to be aware when you are hiking and keep your dogs close.
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