Dog Friendly Activities in Black Hawk, CO

There are 69 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Black Hawk. 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 Black Hawk.

Pet Friendly Beaver Brook Trail
Beaver Brook Trail The Beaver Brook Trail is a strenuous hike on the south rim of Clear Creek Canyon. And even though the trail isn't far from Denver, it's difficult enough that Fido will think he's on a primitive backcountry hike. See Details
Pet Friendly Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail
Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail is a 3.7 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This is a gorgeous hike for early spring when the mesa is in full bloom. A stunning evening hike during the summer when you can watch the sunset behind the mountains. See Details
Elk Meadow Park Elk Meadow Park is a 107-acre space featuring 3.2 miles of trails to explore with Fido. Much of the area is not fenced, so make sure you keep Fido leashed during your visit to the pretty park. Keep your eyes peeled for elk trekking around the park. The trails can be accessed every day of the week from 6am to 7pm. See Details
The Colorado Trail The Colorado Trail is a pet-friendly trail stretching from Denver to Durango, Colorado. The Colorado Trail Foundation, located in Golden, Colorado can provide you with all the information you need to hit the trail with Fido. Dogs are permitted along most of the trail. Some areas require a leash, but others allow dogs to go off-leash as long as they are controlled by voice command. See Details
Boulder Reservoir Boulder Reservoir is pet-friendly. Leashed pets are welcome during the off season at this lovely Boulder area park, which includes swimming areas, fishing, and wildlife viewing. On the North Side of the lake, dogs can take the short hike from the Open Space parking lot down to the beach and then run for miles. On the South Side of the lake, from Labor Day until Memorial Day dogs are allowed to play on the Reservoir’s “people beach”. See Details
Frazer Meadow Trail Frazer Meadow Trail is a 4.5-mile hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This park offers twelve trails of varying difficulty from easy to difficult. Enjoy the 14,000 acres of conifer forest, mountain peaks, and meadows. Stop by the visitors center for water, restrooms, park maps, and local fauna and flora exhibits. See Details
Foothills Community Dog Park Your pet will find plenty of room to play off-leash at this huge, fully fenced dog park, or take them for a walk on the beautiful trails nearby. See Details
Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners while they exercise at Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Park trails. Red Rocks Park is a Denver Mountain Park and has two trails that are completely within the park, Trading Post Trail and Geologic Overlook Trail, both restricted to pedestrians only. The Trading Post Trail is 1.4 miles in length, and goes through spectacular rock formations, valleys and a natural meadow. Some of the terrain is rough, so hiking boots/shoes are recommended. Also, hikers should be prepared for adverse weather conditions as the weather can change very quickly. The Red Rocks Trail runs through the east side of the park and is a multi-use trail for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. There is a connecting trail from the Lower North Parking Lot to Red Rocks Trail. The trail splits with one segment going north to connect to Jefferson County’s Matthews-Winters park and the other segment goes east to connect to the Dakota Ridge Trail. The Red Rocks Trail continues on to Matthews-Winters, creating a dramatic 6-mile loop. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and owners must clean up all waste. Dogs are not allowed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre during performances; call (720) 865-2494 before driving to the park to avoid disappointment. Trails open one hour before sunrise and close one hour after sunset. See Details
Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail is a 3.2 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. You can't get any closer to the vertical face of the Flatirons unless you are a climber. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Front Range Mountain Adventure 'Front Range Mountain Adventure' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. This particular hike is considered difficult, but pays off by allowing you to summit the tallest peak in Boulder, which features wild flowers, streams, and mountain views. The experience lasts 6 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. If a guest has severe allergies, they must carry and be able to self administer medication. Leashed dogs are welcome and Jordan can also bring his dog if your pooch likes company. Let him know if you are planning on bringing a pup. Rates start at $70 per person. See Details
Boulder Sunrise Hike 'Boulder Sunrise Hike' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. Start this hike early in the morning and head to a quiet trail at Chatauqua Park. When you make it, sit above Boulder to watch the sunrise and take in the gorgeous views of the foothills. Dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 12 and up. Guests should be prepared to hike across rocky terrain going up and down the mountain. Rates start at $45 per person. See Details
East Boulder Dog Park Your four-legged friend may go for a swim in the pond at this Boulder dog park, which is fully fenced and includes a separate small dog area. See Details
West Arvada Dog Park This is a special use park. Which means it is on City of Arvada land, rules regulated by the city, but volunteer operated. All improvements are by donations. The park is fenced and safe for dogs to run off leash (please keep dogs ON-LEASH in parking lot area. There is over 10 acres of off-leash fun, including two separately fenced small and shy dog areas and during the warmer months agility equipment is available. Several fundraising events throughout the year including a Big Festival and Fun Walk in September and Benefit Concert/Silent Auction in February. Check our Facebook page for details. Web site will be www.westarvadadogpark.org when it is up and running. Join the fun. Beautiful location. Great people. See Details
South Boulder Peak and Bear Mountain Trail South Boulder Peak and Bear Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile hike that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This challenging hike along a mostly shaded trail offers less packed trails in a town that is full of climbers and hikers. See Details
Switzerland Trail The Switzerland Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Boulder! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Switzerland Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Colorado Mines Peak Colorado Mines Peak is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. The hike to the peak is fairly short, but the views are spectacular and the trailhead is open year round at Berthoud Pass. Plus, since this is one of the easiest to climb of the 12,000 foot peaks in the Rockies, it's a 'must' for anyone visiting Denver with Fido. See Details
The Boulder Dash Scavenger Hunt 'The Boulder Dash Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. Discover Boulder in a unique way. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a whistle-stop tour of the sights and sounds. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Rates start at $22 per person. See Details
Hike Green Mountain 'Hike Green Mountain' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Adam. Explore Green Mountain with your pooch and host. This six mile jaunt starts with a walk up Gregory Canyon and on to the summit of Boulder's Green Mountain. Finish the ascent with a brisk pace and enjoy sweeping views of Boulder. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should have prior experience running or hiking in the mountains. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Boulder Sunset Hike 'Boulder Sunset Hike' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. Start this hike later in the evening and take a leisurely stroll through lush forests and walk past multiple wildflowers. Leashed dogs are welcome to hike, as long as they receive prior approval from the host. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Valmont Dog Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this large, open, fenced-in dog park. See Details
Beaver Ranch Dog Park Beaver Ranch Dog Park in Conifer is a quiet, peaceful park to bring your pet to for a bit of off-leash exercise. The park is fully fenced with separate small dog area, trees, and seasonal water spigot. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess and to keep an eye on pups playing in the park. See Details
Apex Trail The Apex Trail is a 4.7-mile hike in Jefferson County Open Space that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. However, the gravel trail is very steep and narrow, so it's only appropriate for dogs (and humans) that are experienced hikers. See Details
Green Mountain Loop Trail Green Mountain Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile hike that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This strenuous loop, known for its numerous butterflies, is just west of the Flatirons and can be accessed by several trails. It is a good idea to bring water along, and to hike this trail earlier in the day to avoid thunderstorms. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Bear Creek Trail The Bear Creek Trail is a 6.1 mile hike through three city parks that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. The trail ends in a Jefferson County Open Space park called Lair o' the Bear, hence the name. See Details