Dog Friendly Activities in Manitou Springs, CO

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Manitou Springs, and 61 more nearby. 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 Manitou Springs.

Pet Friendly Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a pet-friendly attraction in Manitou Springs, CO. Discover what it was like to live in the Western United States 800 to 1,000 years ago in the 40-room dwellings built by the Anasazi people. Leashed dogs are also welcome inside the Anasazi Museum located within the Pueblo. The site is open daily but hours vary by season. As long as your dog is leashed, he can go everywhere you can go here. See Details
Pet Friendly Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Garden of the Gods Trading Post I was pleased that I could bring in my leashed dog! They even said that had regular four-legged customers! :D

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The historic Garden of the Gods Trading Post lies on the southwest corner of the Garden of the Gods Park. In the early 1920's Charles Strausenback built the Trading Post to resemble the homes of the Pueblo Indians. Since that time, the Trading Post has expanded six times to become Colorado's largest art gallery and gift shop. The art gallery features local artists, traditional and contemporary Native American jewelry, Navajo rugs, sand paintings and pueblo pottery. Colorado gifts and souvenirs can be found in the main store as well as Minnetonka moccasins and outdoor clothing. You can grab a bite to eat at the Balanced Rock Café and finish your day off with an ice cream or Starbucks coffee in our coffee corner. The Garden of the Gods Trading Post has something for everyone. Come on over today!
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D'Vine Wine D'Vine Wine is a dog-friendly boutique winery located in the historic Spa Building in the heart of Manitou Springs, CO. Watch their wine being blended and fermenting while enjoying a wine tasting. Tastings take place every day during normal business hours; no appointment is necessary. Or, you can call to book your own private wine tasting party. The winery also offers a 'Make Your Own Wine' option and custom labels. See Details
Miramont Castle Museum Small pets can be carried through the Miramont Castle Museum in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Larger pets are also allowed on leash on the grounds of the Victorian Garden at the Castle. Just make sure no evidence of the pet is left behind! See Details
Palmer Red Rock Trail Loop Palmer Red Rock Loop Trail within the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Manitou Springs is a moderately difficult 5.4-mile loop trail that allows dogs. Enjoy year-round views of Garden of the Gods. The trail is also used by horses and mountain bikes, so be on the lookout. See Details
Garden of the Gods Dog-friendly Garden of the Gods Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs, CO. Admission is free, and your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you hike along the beautiful trails through the red rock formations. Fido can also join you for a bite to eat on the terrace of Bean Sprouts Cafe. See Details
Fox Run Dog Park Fox Run Dog Park is a grassy space for Fido to play and socialize off-leash in Colorado Springs' Fox Run Regional Park. The park is made up of five fenced-in acres, and features a small dog area and a large dog area, bag dispensers, trash cans, benches, shaded areas and more. Fox Run Dog Park is located inside the Fox Run Regional Park, in the southeast corner, accessible from the main park entrance off of Stella Drive. Dog owners should take the first right and continue straight, south of the active use fields to get to the pet area. See Details
Seven Bridges Trail Head Seven Bridges Trail is a 5.78-mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The dog-friendly trail is primarily used for hiking, walking and running, and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail leads to a little over 1,000 feet in elevation gain. See Details
Bear Creek Dog Park Bear Creek Dog Park is an incredible fenced space in Colorado Springs for you and your pooch to roam freely around together. With numerous secure gates around the perimeter, this beautiful park is covered in wildflowers and native fauna. Walk with your off-leash dog on the winding trails and discover a creek, agility space, small dog park and more. The park is open daily. See Details
Pike National Forest Fido is welcome to explore scenic Pike National Forest. The Forest is made up of 1,106,604 acres, which offer dog owners sightseeing, hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, and cross-country skiing opportunities. Dogs must be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation sites, and are not allowed in swimming areas. Visitors can check out Pike's website for recreation resource locations. See Details
Mount Cutler Mount Cutler is a dog-friendly hiking trail in Colorado Springs, CO, that is perfect for experienced and inexperienced hikers. The trail boasts excellent mountain views and at the summit you can view Seven Falls. There is a creek where Fido can cool off following the trek. The parking lot can be congested, so arrive early. See Details
Stratton Open Space Beautiful views, hiking trails, and a reservoir where Fido can play can all be found at the Stratton Open Space. See Details
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Leashed pets are welcome ton most trails, and off-leash pets are welcome in the upper and lower dog loop areas, although it is unfenced. See Details
Golden Meadows Dog Park Golden Meadows Dog Park is a great place to hang out with your pup. This lovely new park is separated into a small and large dog park, equipped with benches, a water station and doggy clean-up stations. The park is actually the brainchild of a local girl scout who dreamt of providing her community with a safe place for their dogs to get some exercise and have fun. See Details
Mueller State Park Mueller State Park is pet-friendly in certain areas. This park is known for beautiful mountain meadows and forests of conifer trees. Although they recently banned pups from wandering the many trails in the area, you can still bring Fido with you to enjoy the campgrounds and picnic areas. This new rule is to allow the wildlife in the area to prosper without fear of being chased by dogs on hiking trails. See Details
The Crags Trail The Crags Trail is a 4 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail, exclusively for hikers and horsemen, leads to the Crags and is a true mountain adventure. The ground is padded with evergreen needles and is easy on Fido's paws. There is a leash requirement on this trail. See Details
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Well-behaved, leashed pets are always welcome aboard the CC&V Narrow Gauge Railroad for no additional fee! Enjoy a ride aboard a century-old steam locomotive with your pet as you listen to the history of this historic gold-mining area and snap pictures of the beautiful scenery. See Details
Lovell Gulch Trailhead Lovell Gulch Trailhead is pet-friendly. You can bring your pooch on this amazing trail with awesome views of mountains in CO Springs! There are two options to choose between, three or six miles. Dogs are allowed off leash if they respond to command. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind by pups. See Details
Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak Highway is pet friendly! There's no better place to bring a dog or puppy than to Pikes Peak, where there are trails, streams and lots of room to frolic in and critters to sniff out! It is strongly recommended that pets remain on a leash so as to avoid getting lost. However, leashes are not mandatory. It's not very often that a dog would have this kind of opportunity for so many new sniffs, sights and sounds. See Details
Seven Falls Bring Fido to bask in the majesty of Seven Falls, a magnificent series of waterfalls located in a 1,400-foot-wall box canyon, and then explore everything else the new Seven Falls has to offer. From delectable new dining options—including the exquisite new 1859—gift shops, walking and hiking trails, the optional Broadmoor Soaring Adventure—a thrilling exploration above Seven Falls, following rope bridges, a via ferrata and culminating in a rappel—and so much more to come. Next to the Falls, a 224-step stairway leads to a system of trails that will take you onto Inspiration Point with a breath-taking view of Colorado Springs and the great plains beyond. Wildlife is everywhere, including hummingbirds, rainbow trout and the rare, waterfall nesting- American Dipper. Seven Falls is located just ten minutes from downtown Colorado Springs via Cheyenne Blvd. See Details
Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park This simple, no-frills off-leash park is loved by locals. The park is fully fenced and known for being clean and well-maintained. See Details
Ute Valley Park A beautiful park for hiking, sightseeing, running, and mountain biking. 338.4 acres placed in the middle of residences. Even though you are in the middle of a neighborhood, there are many parts of the park where you feel like you are in the wilderness. It's beautiful and easy to get lost (in a good way) in this park. See Details
Templeton Trail at Palmer Park Palmer Park has a great on-leash dog trail. Just take the Templeton Trail up and back for great views. Dog must be leashed. See Details
New Santa Fe Regional Trail The New Santa Fe Regional 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 Monument! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the New Santa Fe Regional 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