Dog Friendly Activities in Fruita, CO

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Fruita. 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 Fruita.

Pet Friendly Trail Through Time Paleontological Trail
Trail Through Time Paleontological Trail As a hiker you will be taken 140 million years back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. This is a very historical site that is still being excavated today in search for plant and bone fossils. You can actually watch the excavation process in the summer months. Hikers will see pieces of bones, fossils, rock corrosion, mining claim and dig sites, all well marked by informational signs along the trail. Some dinosaur bones and fossils that have been found here include Camarasaurus, Diplodacus Brachiosaurus and an Apatosaurus. But hikers be warned, you are in the desert and it can be very, very hot in the summer. Wear lots of sunscreen and protective clothing, carry lots of water for both you and your dog (it may be a good idea to wet your dog down occasionally) and dog boots would be recommended so your dog doesn't burn it's feet (like our did). Or better yet, walk this trail in the cooler spring and fall months. See Details
Pet Friendly Fruita Paleontological Area
Fruita Paleontological Area The Fruita Paleo Area, located in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA), features a one-half mile dog-friendly hike that takes about an hour allowing time to read the interpretive exhibits. Twenty vivid, artistic renderings help to interpret the area's geologic and paleontological history. The area is only open to foot travel. This area also provides access to the historic Skinner Cabin. The NCA serves as an outdoor museum and area of study for the life and people that came before us. Paleontological (dinosaur) sites help us understand our past. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Canyon View Dog Park 3.2 acre dog park at the north end (nearest I-70) of Canyon View Park. See Details
Highline Lake State Park The Highline State Park with its picturesque views, miles of trails and abundance of wildlife makes a perfect destination for both people and pets. Dogs must be on a leash 6' or shorter and are not permitted on the swim beach. Water fountains and waste collection bags are located throughout the park. Please follow the posted rules and remember to clean up after Fido. See Details
Photo Walk with Corgi 'Photo Walk with Corgi' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mark & Erica. This experience has coffee, a corgi, beautiful houses and stunning Grand Valley views of the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliffs and Grand Mesa. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 12 and up. Guests should be in good shape as the Grand Valley sits at 4600 feet and you will be gaining between 300-400 feet throughout the walk. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details