Dog Friendly Activities in Boulder, CO

There are 35 dog friendly activities in Boulder. 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 Boulder.

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
Pet Friendly Boulder Reservoir
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 mid-May, dogs are allowed to play on the Reservoir’s “people beach”. Dogs are prohibited from May 15 through Labor Day. 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
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
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
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
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
Valmont Dog Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this large, open, fenced-in dog park. 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
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
McGuckin Hardware McGuckin Hardware has welcomed leashed dogs and other pets into the store since 1978, offering one of Boulder's largest selections of healthy food and treats. McGuckin green vests love to see familiar as well as new faces of human and animal shoppers alike. Dogs love coming in and looking for special treats, often in the pockets of certain salespeople. See Details
Howard Heuston Off Leash Dog Area Your pet is welcome to play off-leash in the area marked by the yellow poles at this Boulder park. Be careful as it is unfenced. See Details
Chautauqua Park Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails of this beautiful, scenic hiking park in Boulder. See Details
Mesa Trail South End Mesa Trail South End is a 4.7 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. With its many detours and loops, this is a great hike for those who have no destination. Explore the meadows, shrubbery, creeks and springs without worrying about getting lost. See Details
University Bicycles Pets are welcome on-leash at this friendly Boulder bike rental shop known for its respectful staff. See Details
Boulder Classic Hike 'Boulder Classic Hike' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. This particular hike is considered moderately difficult and pays off by allowing you to summit Green Mountain. Leashed dogs are welcome on this experience. Let your host know you will be joining with your pooch. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 14 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Gunbarrel Brewing Company Dogs are welcome at Gunbarrel Brewing Company. This pet-friendly brewery and taproom in the heart of Boulder is home to a grassy beer garden for pets and their owners to enjoy when the sun is beaming down. As they don't prepare food on site, Fido can also join you inside the brewery wherever humans are allowed. The dog lovers at this spot also host dog rescue events quarterly, because they know how important it is to find Fido their forever home. The tap list at Gunbarrel includes a variety of ales, IPAs, sours, and blondes. See Details
Liberty Puzzles Liberty Puzzles, located in Boulder, CO, is a toy factory and manufacturer specializing in challenging jigsaw puzzles. Pups are welcome to join you at this pet-friendly factory while you shop for your next hobby! Liberty Puzzles is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
McGuckin Hardware McGuckin Hardware is a pet-friendly store in Boulder, Colorado. This 60,000 square foot store is a great place to take Fido for a walk on a rainy day. First opened in 1955, the store has always sold everything you need to maintain your home and improve your garden. McGuckin Hardware is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 8:00pm, Saturday from 8am to 7pm, and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Mesa Trail Mesa Trail is a dog-friendly trail in Boulder, Colorado. It includes lots of varying pathways which differ in width and terrain, great for an interesting dog walk with your pooch. See Details