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Dog-Friendly Guide to Littleton

Murdoch the basset hound dog mayor greets a little girl in the parkLittleton elected its own honorary dog mayor in 2021, so of course there are plenty of dog-friendly things to do in the city. Whether you’re looking to spend time outdoors, grab a bite to eat, or go shopping at local businesses, there are plenty of places in town where dogs are welcome.

 Lee Gulch park sign with pink sunset

Explore the Outdoors

Dogs love spending time outside, and with Littleton’s collection of parks and 200+ miles of hiking and biking trails, there’s plenty of places for them to explore.

Lee Gulch Overlook Trail

This peaceful gravel path connects the Mary Carter Greenway along the South Platte River to the High Line Canal trail, offering an easy way to traverse east to west through Littleton. The trail travels through grasslands, suburban neighborhoods, parks, and a tunnel under Santa Fe Drive. The west end of Lee Gulch features an overlook that offers gorgeous panoramic views of the South Platte River and Rocky Mountains.


Wynetka Ponds Bark Park

Let your dog off-leash at this public dog park with separate areas for dogs of different sizes and play styles along with a small pond and water fountains.

Mary Carter Greenway

Explore the natural oasis of the South Platte Park via this 8-mile trail that runs along the South Platte River from Chatfield State Park north to the nearby City of Englewood. Along the way, find whitewater boating facilities, rest areas, interpretive sites, and award-winning landscaping. The trail is named for Mary Carter who led the South Suburban Park Foundation in the 1980s.

War Memorial Rose Garden

The highlight of this lovely memorial park is the 1,800 roses, including hybrid teas, shrub roses, miniatures, old garden roses, species roses, and climbers. The park is dedicated to veterans of all wars, and the roses symbolize love, friendship, beauty, and peace.

Visit Local Businesses

Littleton is full of unique local business, from boutique shops to craft breweries to restaurants serving every type of food you could want. Many of these businesses are happy to welcome you and your pup to explore what they have to offer.

Enjoy a Beer

Littleton has several breweries, and they’re all happy to welcome dogs! Breckenridge Brewery, Denver Beer Co., and Locavore Beer Works all have outdoor patios that are dog friendly, so bring your pup and enjoy some great craft beer made right here in Littleton.

Grab a Bite to Eat

Many of the city’s restaurants have outdoor seating in the warm weather that is dog friendly. Platte River Bar & Grill and Grande Station are a just a couple of examples of full sit-down restaurants that welcome dogs. If you’re looking just to grab a coffee or a quick breakfast, Dirt Coffee Bar also allows dogs at their outdoor tables. If you’re not sure if a restaurant is dog friendly, it’s best to give them a call before your visit.

Aspen Grove Shopping Center

The outdoor shopping mall on the city’s west side features a wide array of both local small businesses and national brands, as well as several restaurants and a movie theater. Many of the shops are dog friendly, just look for the “dogs welcome” sign in the store’s window.