Playtime in the river.
Great hike for dogs ! They love the water.
Playtime in the river.
Playtime in the river.
Great hike for dogs ! They love the water.

Dunraven Trail (North Fork of Big Thompson River Trail)

1760 CR 51B, Drake, CO, US, 80515

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This dog-friendly, 5.5 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. The Dunraven trail is about 3 miles outside of the national park and has a stream that winds along it. Fido may opt to splash in the stream while you cross over it on the footbridges.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Dunraven Trail (North Fork of Big Thompson River Trail) has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 6 dog owners on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    A beautiful, great hike

    We did this hike today with our three kids (10, 8, & 5) and our 160 pound Mastiff. It was enjoyed by all! We ended up doing around 7 miles total. Shady and sunny, no person in sight the whole time. Tools us under 5 hours to do. Our dog loved it as well at the kids!

  • More than one year ago.
    Here are better directions

    It was a really nice trail - but difficult to find for out-of-towners.
    Better directions - Take Glen Haven co 80532 to CR-51B. Turn left and go 2.2 miles to the parking lot on Devil's Gulch Road.
    It's about 10 miles from Route 34.

  • More than one year ago.
    Open as of August 2016

    A bit hard to find but it was worth it. The trail is nicely maintained with new bridges over the river. A great way to beat the crowds in Estes, get some quality time, and keep a hot dog cool.

  • More than one year ago.
    Trail Closed

    As of July 2015 trail still closed due to being washed out.

  • More than one year ago.
    Trail Currently Closed

    I attempted this trail today, but it is still closed from the floods in 2013. Bulwark Ridge trail is nearby, though, if you hike up the private road almost all the way to a camp entrance--you'll see the trailhead on the right. The Forest Service says that Bulwark is closed on their website, there were no ropes or signs up indicating closure.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Trail

    This trail is a favorite of the whole family. Its mostly flat except for the part that goes down and then back up from the parking lot to the river. Half of the trail runs along the river, then its a nice shaded path. The dog loves the water. If you have a dog there is a sign that tells you that you are at the entrace to RMNP, where no dogs are allowed. We have seen lots of wildlife, and its also great for horseback riding.

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