Dog Friendly Activities in Golden, CO

There are 10 dog friendly activities in Golden. 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 Golden.

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 The Colorado Trail
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
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
Dog Park at Tony Grampsas Pets love to play at this off-leash, 2.5-acre dog park, which is fully fenced with a creek where pets can cool off. Be sure to bring your own water. Follow the sidewalk past the ball fields about 300 yards to reach 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
Windy Peak Trail Windy Peak Trail is a 4.5-mile hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Although your dog must be kept on a leash, this beautiful hike will take you to 14,000 acres of meadows, forests, and peaks. Only 30 miles from Denver, these interconnected trails are a haven for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. Some trails are specific to hikers only. See Details
White Ranch Open Space Park- Rawhide Trail White Ranch Open Space Park is a beautiful space with over 18 miles of varied trails. The park is accessible via Route 6/Route 93- Golden Gate Canyon Road, and is located about 15 miles from the center of Golden. Rawhide Trail is a beautiful loop with plenty of shade and beautiful views of Denver, Golden and the surrounding mountains. The trail is challenging but not too strenuous, rocky and steep at some points but fairly simple for both dogs and humans to navigate. Lots of flat and downhill terrain throughout the loop. See Details
Lions Park Leashed pets are welcome to join you and you enjoy the beautiful mountain views of Golden's Lions Park. See Details
Geology Tour of Golden and Morrison 'Geology Tour of Golden and Morrison' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Roxana. This car tour will take you to some of the best geologic points of interest in and around Golden. Small lap dogs can join in the fun, but if your pooch is larger, you might need to use your car for the tour instead. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
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
Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area Chatfield State Park offers 70-acres of off-leash fun. A variety of terrains keep dogs interested in exploring the park. Other park features include multiple trails and ponds where your dog can take a swim. Bring water for your pup and bags to clean up after your dog. There is a fee to enter the state park and an additional nominal fee to use the off-leash area. Annual passes are available for frequent visitors. 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
Forsberg - Iron Spring Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes two separate areas. Water available in summer, but bring some along in colder months. 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
Meadowlark Trail Loop Meadowlark Trail Loop is a 5.9-mile loop trail in Jefferson County Open Space. This trail is for hikers and will take you through a sandy meadow before heading down to Plymouth Creek where it crosses the creek. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the shelter near the trailhead. See Details
Create Abstract Art With Fluid Acrylics 'Create Abstract Art With Fluid Acrylics' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tabetha. Paint your own piece on two canvasses under the guidance of an expert artist in her studio. Dogs are welcome, although there is a studio dog, so your dog needs to be sociable. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $76 per person. See Details
Westminster Hills Off Leash Dog Park Be careful of limited fencing at this large off-leash dog park with water spigots, huge grassy areas, rough trails and a seasonal pond. See Details
Railyard Dog Park Railyard Dog Park is an fenced, off-leash dog park with separate areas for high energy and low energy dogs. The ground surface at this park is a soft, sandy soil rather than grass. Other features of the park include shaded areas, benches, and a water fountain. The water fountain is not always in service, so bring plenty of water for your pup. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet. 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
Wynetka Ponds Dog Park A great dog park with two alternating sides, double-gate access, and generally friendly dogs. See Details