Dog Friendly Activities in Aspen, CO

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Aspen. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Aspen.

Pet Friendly John Denver Sanctuary
John Denver Sanctuary John Denver Sanctuary is pet-friendly. This scenic open space and park is open to the public for free from dawn to dusk. Located next to the Roaring Fork River, it's home to one of the largest perennial flower garden around. Leashed pets are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Pet Friendly Maroon Lake, Crater Lake and Buckskin Pass Trail
Maroon Lake, Crater Lake and Buckskin Pass Trail Maroon Lake, Crater Lake, and Buckskin Pass Trail is a 8.5 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. If you are heading out after 8:30 AM from mid-May through Mid-September you will need to take the shuttle bus from Aspen, since Maroon Lake Road closes to private cars. You will need to pay a fee but Fido can ride the bus for free. The Maroon Bells are a must see. See Details
Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System The Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System in Aspen has six dog-friendly trails on which you and Fido can enjoy a day out in the snowy wonderland. See Details
Lost Man Trail Loop Lost Man Trail Loop is a 8.5 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers several options to you and Fido based on how much time you have, your hiking abilities and stamina. The first option is a short hike to Linkins lake, the second continues on to Independence, or finally you may decide to go even further to the highest point on the trail to take in the magnificent views. See Details
Ashcroft XC At Ashcroft Cross Country Ski, your pup is welcome to join you on 2 kilometers of pet-friendly public access trails. See Details
Ghosts of Aspen Ghosts of Aspen is a dog-friendly tour service in Aspen, CO. Bring Fido for a ghoulish walk through Aspen on a Ghosts of Aspen tour. All of the twisted tales are based on research and deep dives into the history of the area. Ghosts of Aspen welcomes leashed, friendly, quiet, and well-behaved pets for free. Advance reservation via Ghosts of Aspens' website or by phone is required for humans. Price and time vary by tour. See Details
Horse Ranch Park & Trail There aren't any designated dog parks in Snowmass Village, but there is a large grassy area where dogs can play (on a leash) next to this children's park or walk a half mile loop on the trail. There is a trash can for poop bags, but the area is not fenced. See Details
Hardscrabble and Williams Lakes Trail Hardscrabble and Williams Lakes Trail is a 4 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. The hike is graced by beautiful scenery and a view of the north side of the Elk Range and of Capitol Peak. Fido will need to be leashed and can drink from the two lakes. Be sure to bring along mosquito repellent. See Details
Shaboomee Paddleboard Shaboomee Paddleboard is pet-friendly. They welcome dogs to join their owners for a tour on Colorado River, Roaring Fork River and other lakes and rivers in the area. If you don't fancy a guided tour, then you can rent your own private SUP and go for a solo adventure. The business is an at-home business and they'll meet you at your chosen waterway. Contact them directly for more details about tours which range in price from $95-150. See Details
Arbaney Kittle Trail Arbaney Kittle Trail is a pet-friendly trail near Basalt. The main segment of this popular pathway is around 1.75 miles in length and will take you and your pooch up 2,000 vertical feet to Fryingpan Overlook. If Fido has energy left, you can continue from the overlook along the complete 17.5 mile out-and-back hike. Dog owners are reminded to keep pets leashed and to clean up any mess left behind. Arbaney Kittle Trail can be accessed every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Missouri Lakes Trail Missouri Lakes Trail is pet-friendly. Along the way, you'll be able to enjoy great views across the lakes with your pup. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after and behave well with other trail users. This pathway is 4.4 miles long and is rated difficult. See Details