A photo of a dog exploring the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Credit: @just.a.girl.lovin.life
Brandon at Garden of the Gods
Brandon at Garden of the Gods
Right near Siamese Twins in garden of the Gods
Lady is prepared with her hiking shoes for the hike ahead
walk on a trail it and with Garden of the Gods in back ground
Cary & Brody hiking Garden of the Gods
A photo of a dog at The Garden of the Gods National Landmark in Colorado Springs. pc: @saintbison
A photo of Basil the dog exploring the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Credit: @lil_miss_basil_the_basset
A photo of a dog exploring the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Credit: @just.a.girl.lovin.life


The Garden of the Gods Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. Admission is free, and your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you hike along the beautiful trails through the red rock formations. Fido can also join you for a bite to eat on the terrace of the Cafe at the Garden.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Garden of the Gods has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Oct. 12, 2018
    Must See

    While we didn’t hike on our visit the Garden of the Gods is phenomenal to see! The Trading Post is dog friendly as are many visitors! Our Griffin got lots of love!

  • More than one year ago.

    This was definitely one of my favorite spots while in Colorado. My dog loved getting to hike up to the top of the big rocks and walking along the trails. The views are absolutely incredible. The trails aren't hard at all, some have some steps to hike up but nothing too extreme, overall a great place for both my dog and I.

  • More than one year ago.

    We went to Garden of the Gods last week and absolutely loved it! Not only was it beautiful, but it was super dog friendly! Not only did my dog love it, but the staff loved her--there's no better feeling for a dog momma than that. We brought our own dog bags but there were stations with them and regular garbage cans. Plus, the paths were wide if we had to go past someone who was not totally sure about our dog or if we had to pass a family with another dog. Would definitely recommend and go back!

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice place to see

    This was a great park to see, but their parking lots a very small all through the park which made finding parking a pain. Dogs allowed all through the park as long as on a leash. Enjoyed.

  • More than one year ago.
    Our huskies loved it!

    Beautiful views, easy walk, my dogs are adventurous and did some climbing up the rocks.

  • More than one year ago.
    Good Trails

    We took our dogs here on a Thursday afternoon and decided to do a trail away from people. The terrain was very desert like with cactuses and an advisory of rattlesnakes which was a little nerve racking when they wanted to smell bushes. Take lots and lots of water. There are a lot of dogs in the main area. Our pups loved it!!

  • More than one year ago.

    First off let me state that Garden of the Gods is a tourist spot and is one of the most traveled to destinations in The Springs so keep that in mind on when you hit this place up. If you go on the weekend make sure to get there very early and do not feel like you have to park in the first lot (North Garden) by the formations. There is a lot to do and see in this park and you won't be able to do it all in one visit but you can see the high lights. You can also drive throughout most of the park and stop at overlooks to get some good views and pictures. The trail that goes through the formations is the most traveled and is paved so hit this up early to avoid crowds. The trails range from easy to difficult but most are moderate. Hit up the visitor center for a map because they do not provide one online. There is usually plenty of parking at the Trading Post and you can walk a moderate trail through the park to end in the Formation garden. This place is very dog friendly but keep in mind there are horseback riding tours throughout a good portion of the trails near the formations and dogs must be leashed at all times. The only bathrooms are at the visitor center and trading post.

  • More than one year ago.
    Colorado Hiking Trip

    A little more crowded than I prefer for hiking, but wow what an amazing place to see!

  • More than one year ago.
    off leash area

    They now have an off leash area near the little white chapel that ends at the entrance to the park. large field to run around in and polite pups and parents beautiful and relaxing
    bring water

  • More than one year ago.
    love this place !!

    This was one of our favorite hikes in Colorado Springs.. It could be easy or hard ... We picked off the larger paths .. Very well marked !!! And just beautiful!! 2 paws way up !!

  • More than one year ago.
    Easy On Leash Walk

    I have three dogs - Hudson GSD, Luca Poodle & Felix ChihuahuaX. They were amazed at this place. The loved climbing around on the walks and walking the trails. We only spent a short time here. It was pretty busy even mid week end of May.

  • More than one year ago.
    Beagle ore Dog Gods

    Used Garden of the Gods as an adjustment day for Colorado hiking. Fun place to hike, steer clear of the paved path through central garden; you get better views and less people on the non-paved trails. It gets hot here even on cool days so make sure to bring plenty of water for you and your pet.

  • More than one year ago.
    Garden of the Gods

    This was a great experience for my husband, our dog, and me. The paths are easy to walk and not extremely busy. However, I feel once you have walked one trail you have walked them all. Seriously how different does one red rock look from the other? Glad however that it was pet friendly because our Boxer enjoyed himself!

  • More than one year ago.
    Garden of the Gods

    Fantastic scenery, some concrete paths and some dirt paths, picnic tables, lots of car traffic depending on the season but easy to avoid once you're on the trails

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We've dug up 10 pictures of dogs at Garden of the Gods for you below. Enjoy!

Fun areas to explore
Huskies at Garden of the Gods
Easy walking paths
Colorado Hiking Trip
In front of the Kissing Camels
Dogs Look into a Canyon
on top of the world
Hiking on the back trails
Hiking Dog at Pikes Peak
Shadow and Scout enjoying a hike at Garden of the Gods,

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