Dog Friendly Activities in Estes Park, CO

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Estes Park. 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 Estes Park.

Pet Friendly Estes Valley Dog Park
Estes Valley Dog Park The much-loved Estes Valley Dog Park is a fully-fenced area with two separate parts, so dog owners can move if some pets prove incompatible. There is lake access in summer and agility equipment is available. See Details
Pet Friendly Lilly Mountain Hike
Lilly Mountain Hike Dogs are only welcome at the parking lot of the Lilly Mountain Hike. See Details
The Barrel The Barrel is a pet-friendly bar in Estes Park. The establishment is the brainchild of Ingrid and Lou Bush, a couple who've been around bars their whole lives. The Barrel is a fun and inviting place for folks to stop in for a pint or two. Dogs are welcome throughout, as no food is served on the premises. The Barrel is open Monday through Wednesday from 1pm to 11pm, Thursday to Friday from 12pm to 11pm, Saturday from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. This location is open year-round. See Details
Lily Mountain Trailhead Lily Mountain Trailhead is pet-friendly. Give your dog real exercise on this wonderful trail, while you get connected with nature and enjoy beautiful scenery. See Details
Rock Cut Brewing Company Rock Cut Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Estes Park, CO. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. There are 12 beers on tap and flights are offered. Light snacks are available for purchase and food trucks are often on site. See Details
Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Estes Park, CO. Fido is allowed to join you at a table on one of the outdoor patios. Try one of their pilsners, lagers, ales, or IPAs along with food from a visiting truck. You are welcome to bring your own food or have something delivered. See Details
Avant Garde Aleworks Fido is welcome to accompany you for a beer on the dog-friendly patio at Avant Garde Aleworks, located in Estes Park, CO. Whether you're coming back from exploring Rocky Mountain National Park or getting ready for a weekend at Lake Estes, sit back and enjoy beautiful mountain views with man's best friend at your side. Sample a tasty glass of Belgian Golden Strong, Irish Red, Lemon Lavender Hard Seltzer or a unique Arnold Palmer Slushee. Food trucks are booked frequently and, on days when no outside catering is provided, Avant Garde serve chips, popcorn, a charcuterie board, or warm soft pretzel. See Details
Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are not permitted on trails or in the backcountry of the park, but they can join you in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, picnic areas and campgrounds. They must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and attended at all times. See Details
Estes Park Photos 'Estes Park Photos' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Dawn. As you explore, you'll head over to Lumpy Ridge, the perfect viewpoint for mountain meadow pictures. Leashed dogs are welcome to take part in the photo shoot. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Rates start at $90 per person. See Details
Trail Ridge Road Trail Ridge Road is a pet-friendly scenic road in the Rocky Mountains. Drive together along the 48-mile passageway through the mountain range that connects Estes Park on the east to Grand Lake on the west. This incredible road is a great introduction to the Rockies, offering expansive views on all sides. Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep, elk and pikas along the way. Trail Ridge Road is closed during the winter season for safety reasons. See Details
Snowy Peaks Winery Located in the heart of Estes Park, CO, dog friendly Snowy Peaks Winery offers a taste of Colorado. The winery and tasting room feature wines made by a number of Colorado's finest wineries, including award-winning wines handcrafted onsite. The tasting room offers samples so you can find the wine you like best. Snowy Peaks also carries gourmet foods made by Colorado artisans to complement your wine selection. A sample of products includes handmade cheeses and chocolates, unique jams and jellies and small batch sodas and fruit ciders for the non-wine drinkers. They also have a selection of wine related gift items made by local artisans. See Details
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail This 4-mile hike along a creek is most popular (and beautiful) in early June when the calypso orchid is in bloom on the forest floor. Round-trip, the hike will take Fido about 4 hours to finish; 5 hours if you continue on to the Miller Rock summit, which provides an awesome view from an equally impressive pile of boulders. See Details
Dunraven Trail (North Fork of Big Thompson River Trail) 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. See Details
Lyons Dog Park ?Lyons Dog Park? is meant to provide the dog community of Lyons with a way to share, learn, and work together as a community to continue to make it even more fun and dog friendly. ?Lyons Dog Park? also describes the dog community in Lyons, not just the actual 10 acre park. So, come and share experiences and ideas, upload pictures, and make dates to meet your puppy friends at the park!

All dogs MUST be well socialized for being off leash and have good training skills to make it a friendly experience for all.

All dogs must have a current dog license. The town of Lyons offers dog licenses from May to April with a current rabies vacination certificate. If you live in Lyons or visit our dog park, its a great idea to buy a license from the town of Lyons to help support our wonderful off leash dog area! If you don't need one, think of it as a donation to Lyons Park and Rec for maintaining or a user's fee. Thank you!
License information can be found online: Lyons Park and Rec website.
Beware for those that are not displaying a license a code enforcer for The Lyons Parks has been hired. Its much cheaper to buy a license than get a ticket!


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Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail is a 7 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Lake Isabelle is prone to crowds because of its beauty complete with vistas, wildflowers, and streams. If you are able to get an early start, go during the week, or hike far enough you should be able to avoid the crowds. Fido must be kept on a leash, and during the busy season nominal use fees will apply. See Details
Mitchell and Blue Lakes Trail Mitchell and Blue Lakes Trail is a 5.4 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 4 to 5 hours to complete with Fido. This area offers a variety of trails with beautiful scenery and many lakes. You will also find camping facilities and picnic areas complete with drinking water and toilets. The area can be crowded on summer weekends. During the high season you will need to pay a nominal use fee. See Details
Browns and Timberline Lakes Trail The Browns Lake Trail is an 8 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. The high altitude, rocky tundra, and somewhat steep climb make this a moderately difficult hike, but the views along the way are well worth the climb. You'll find plenty of parking at the trailhead on the north side of the road. See Details
Fly Fishing Lessons on Private Water 'Fly Fishing Lessons on Private Water' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Devin and Mac. Join your host on a private 40 acres to begin your day with some fly fishing, knot tying, pattern selection, and learn how to find fish. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $150 per person. See Details