Dog Friendly Activities in Idaho Springs, CO

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Idaho Springs. 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 Idaho Springs.

Pet Friendly Colorado Mines Peak
Colorado Mines Peak Colorado Mines Peak is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. The hike to the peak is fairly short, but the views are spectacular and the trailhead is open year round at Berthoud Pass. Plus, since this is one of the easiest to climb of the 12,000 foot peaks in the Rockies, it's a 'must' for anyone visiting Denver with Fido. See Details
Pet Friendly Stanley Mountain Trail
Stanley Mountain Trail Stanley Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This trail follows the Continental Divide Trail across Berthoud Pass and is above the timberline. It is a good idea to make this an early hike and to bring supplies, especially water. See Details
Family Fishing Near Idaho Springs 'Family Fishing Near Idaho Springs' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jim. Meet up in downtown Idaho Springs and then visit one of three local lakes or one of the local Creeks for trout fishing. This is a beginner's trip and all equipment is provided. Leashed dogs are welcome on this fishing trip. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 5 and up. All guests must have valid Colorado fishing license purchased separately permit can be purchased locally day of trip. Rates start at $79 per person. 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
Sunset Hike to Echo lake at Mt Evan's 'Sunset Hike to Echo lake at Mt Evan's' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jim. Visitors can enjoy a personalized sightseeing trip for people of all ages, including views of Echo Lake. Leashed dogs are welcome and if they like company, your host can bring Brutus the Mastiff Great Dane. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 8 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $49 per person. See Details
Fishing Camping Hiking Adventure Fishing Camping Hiking Adventure' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jim. Dogs are welcome on this fishing adventure, as long as they are quiet when the fish are biting. Hike, fish and pan for gold in the Colorado countryside. The experience lasts 2 days and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. The activity level is moderate. Rates start at $195 per person. 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
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
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
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
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
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