Dog Friendly Activities in Central City, CO

There are 77 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Central City. 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 Central City.

Pet Friendly Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a dog-friendly scenic area covered in dense forest and rocky peaks. You and Fido will discover over 35 miles of pet-friendly trails through fields and woodlands, including some of the most popular trails: Horseshoe Trail; Snowshoe Hare Trail; and Mule Deer Trail Loop. On a number of these trails, you'll notice panoramic views of the rolling hills covered in trees all around the park. Golden Gate Canyon State Park is open every day of the week from 5am to 10pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Golden City Brewery
Golden City Brewery Golden City Brewery is a dog-friendly brewery in Golden, CO, where Fido is welcome to join you on their extended patio for a pint. The brewery produces their famous Red and Pale Ales, along with other brews like Kolsch, IPAs, sours, stouts, and more, all available on a seasonal and availability basis. The brewery sometimes hosts food trucks but guests are also welcome to bring their own food. Check their website for a list of special events. See Details
Mountain Toad Brewing Mountain Toad Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery in Golden, CO. Fido is welcome to join you at a table in the beer garden. Leashed dogs are permitted in the tasting room as you order. There are plenty of unique beers to try, such as the Fruitless Endeavor Sour, Irish Red, Blueberry Kolsch, etc. Food trucks are on site daily. See Details
Staunton State Park One of Colorado's newest state parks, Staunton State Park is dog-friendly. You'll discover high grassy meadows next to tall granite cliffs that can be as tall as 10,000 feet. This park is home to 25 campsites that can be hiked to, but you need to make a reservation to guarantee a spot for you and Fido. The park is closed for some parts of the year for maintenance, so you should call ahead to check they are open on the dates you are looking to visit. 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
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
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
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
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
Chautauqua Park Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails of this beautiful, scenic hiking park in Boulder. 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
St. Mary's Glacier Trail St. Mary's Glacier Trail is a beautiful hiking trail with great views from the top. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Within 30 minutes of setting off, you'll be at the top of the glacier enjoying the refreshing lake of St. Mary's. This is a moderate 2.4-mile trail that is highly trafficked by lots of pups. 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
Rosalie Trail Rosalie Trail is a 12.4 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 9-10 hours to complete with Fido. Most of the trail will lead you through lush, dense forest fed by creeks. There are sections of the trail that will take you above the timberline where afternoon storms can blow in. Fido will have to be leashed as most of the trail is in a wilderness area. See Details
University Bicycles Pets are welcome on-leash at this friendly Boulder bike rental shop known for its respectful staff. See Details
Lair o' the Bear Park Lair o’ the Bear Park is a favorite of visitors and families due to its abundance of picnic tables and charcoal grills and proximity to Bear Creek for fishing. Leashed pets are welcome and the Bear Creek Trail is 12 miles roundtrip. 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 mid-May, dogs are allowed to play on the Reservoir’s “people beach”. Dogs are prohibited from May 15 through Labor Day. See Details
Valmont Dog Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this large, open, fenced-in dog park. See Details
Eldorado Canyon State Park Located just down the road from Boulder and a stones throw from Denver, Eldorado Canyon State Park is dog-friendly. This picturesque park contains sandstone cliffs, South Boulder Creek, and a number of sheer golden walls for climbing. You must keep Fido on a leash while you are exploring Eldorado Canyon State Park. The park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. 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
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
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