Dog Friendly Activities in Vail, CO

There are 12 dog friendly activities in Vail. 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 Vail.

Pet Friendly Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show
Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show Leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show, held on Sundays during the summer months in Vail, CO. Enjoy entertainment, food, flowers, produce, and Colorado made crafts at this unique market. Please note that on hot days, the pavement will be too hot for your pooch's paws; please be mindful of the temperature outside before bringing Fido along. See Details
Pet Friendly Bighorn Park Off Leash Dog Area
Bighorn Park Off Leash Dog Area Pets are welcome to play in this beautiful dog-friendly space in East Vail, CO. One of only two parks in the Town of Vail with a designated off-leash program, it is a haven for Fido. Let your pup enjoy running across wide open grassy fields before cooling off in the small pond. See Details
Vail Nature Center When visiting Vail, CO, take some time out of your day to visit the dog-friendly Vail Nature Center. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the grounds of the Nature Center with you. The Center offers a wide variety of programs and tours. Sometimes the naturalists there will even schedule a special dog hike! See Details
Lionshead Village Lionshead Village offers plenty of space to walk Fido in Vail, CO. This dog-friendly outdoor space is dotted with businesses and restaurants, some of which welcome Fido. See Details
Stephens Park (West Vail Dog Park) Stephens Park in West Vail, CO is a dog-friendly grassy area and a haven for Fido. Also known as West Vail Dog Park, it is one of only two parks in the Town of Vail with a designated off-leash program. Visitors should note that the park is not fenced and dogs must be under voice control when running freely. The park sits alongside Gore Creek which allows Fido and friends an opportunity to play and cool off in the water. See Details
Booth Falls and Lake Trail Booth Falls is a popular dog-friendly trail in White River National Forest. When visiting Vail, CO, with Fido, the hike up this 60-foot waterfall is a must. It's not easy by any means, but the views are worth the uphill climb. Wander with your pooch through aspen groves until you reach Booth Creek, which you can follow together to Booth Creek Falls. Hikers can enjoy shady spots along the route, some water crossings, and admire wildflowers during the blooming season. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Pitkin Lake Trail Pitkin Lake Trail is 10.5 mile hike in White River National Forest near Vail, CO. This challenging out-and-back trail will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. This steep route will take you to Pitkin Lake and affords views of the beautiful mountain range. See Details
Upper Piney River Trail Upper Piney River Trail in Vail, CO, is pet friendly. Starting at Piney Lake, this 5.9-mile trail weaves through the Colorado wilderness, ending at Upper Piney River Falls. Dogs are welcome on the entire trail, but must be leashed at all times. Parking is available at Piney River Ranch. See Details
Vail Brewing Company Vail Brewing Company is pet-friendly. This independent artisan craft brewery located in Vail, Colorado provides beer that's crafted with altitude, and brewed for adventure. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this brewery while you sample one of their in-house brews. They are open every day of the week from 11:30am to 10:00pm. See Details
Booth Falls Booth Falls is a popular dog-friendly trail in Vail, CO. Wander with your pooch through aspen groves until you reach Booth Creek, which you can follow together to Booth Creek Falls. Hikers can enjoy shady spots along the route, some water crossings, and admire wildflowers during the blooming season. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Vail Nordic Center Vail Nordic Center is pet-friendly. Located on the Vail Golf Course, this extensive cross country and snowshoe park is a great retreat for snow loving pups. Dogs are welcome to join you on the 6 miles (10 km) of snowshoe terrain for an additional fee. Rentals and lessons are also available. Vail Nordic Center is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm during the winter season. See Details
Vail Scavenger Hunt: At The Height Of Colorado Vail Scavenger Hunt: At The Height Of Colorado is a dog-friendly self-guided tour. Walk from landmark to landmark with Fido to discover art, culture, history, and solve riddles that can only be found on location. During the scavenger hunt you will answer trivia questions, complete photo challenges and earn extra points for discovering hidden treasure. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Edwards Freedom Park Edwards Freedom Park in Edwards, CO, is a great dog-friendly spot to let Fido run and enjoy a watering hole and beach with other dogs. It's adjacent to a rest area off of I-70, and there's a bike path all around the area for walking on/off leash. See Details
Maryland Creek Park Maryland Creek Park in Silverthorne, CO, is pet friendly. Silverthorne's newest and largest park boasts over 20 acres to explore with your pooch. The park is located at the entrance to the Summit Sky Ranch neighborhood along Highway 9. The dedicated dog park is fenced-in, so your pooch can play off the leash after wandering around the trails located around the park which connect to the Gore Range Trail. See Details
Mayflower Gulch Trail Mayflower Gulch Trail near Copper Mountain, CO is dog friendly. Allow your leashed canine companion to hike alongside you on a trail which leads through a spruce and fir forest before coming out into open alpine terrain at some old mining cabins. At this point you'll be able to view the upper part of Mayflower Gulch. Wildflowers can be seen blooming in the summer months. See Details
High Country Dogs If you’d like to give skijoring a try, Louisa Morrissey of High Country Dogs, offers private, dog-friendly lessons and workshops at area resorts in Colorado. Start with an indoor session on training tips and dog care before heading out on the snow for a hands-on lesson on basic commands and techniques, fun for all vacationers! Check out their website or Facebook page for more information. See Details
Wheeler Lakes Trail Wheeler Lakes Trail is a 6.6 mile is a dog-friendly hike in White River National Forest near Frisco, CO. This out-and-back route crosses the Gore Range Trail and leads hikers through the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Plan to hike between July and October for the very best conditions. Due to the trail passing through a wilderness area, Fido must be kept on a leash. See Details
Ten Mile Canyon Recpath Dog-friendly Ten Mile Canyon Recpath 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 Frisco! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Ten Mile Canyon Recpath. 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
Uneva Pass Trail Dog-friendly Uneva Pass Trail is an 18.3-mile out-and-back route near Frisco, CO. Located within White River National Forest, the trail should take 10 hours to complete with Fido. With the exception of wilderness areas, your four-legged hiking companion can run and explore leash-free. See Details
Meadow Creek Trail Meadow Creek Trail is a dog-friendly, 9-mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. Once reaching the trailhead in Frisco, CO, you may go one of two directions. If you choose the all-day, strenuous hike to Eccles Pass you will need a leash for Fido as it goes through the Wilderness area. The other option is to head towards Lily Pad Lakes, which is a short, pleasant hike with beautiful views. See Details
Searle Pass Trail Searle Pass Trail near Firsco, CO is a 15.4 mile dog-friendly hike in White River National Forest that will take about 10 hours to complete with Fido. Your dog is permitted to explore off-leash in some areas, and will delight in the tall grass along this trail. The best time of year for this hike is between June and October. Hikers should carry water and be prepared for changeable weather. See Details
Harry A. Nottingham Park Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon, CO is dog friendly. The park has 48 acres of open space to explore with your leashed pooch. At the center of the park, you'll find Nottingham Lake, a great place for fishing, paddle-boating, and SUP. Don't forget to pause at the picnic area for lunch with your pup. See Details
Eagle Vail Trail Eagle Vail Trail is a dog-friendly trail near Avon, CO. The trail is a moderately challenging 5-mile route on which hikers can admire wildflowers blooming in the springtime. This scenic trail follows a creek at some points and there are shady spots along the way, too. Leashed dogs are allowed to join you. See Details
Lionshead Rock via Cougar Ridge Trail Lionshead Rock via Cougar Ridge Trail near Minturn, CO is dog friendly. This moderately challenging route is a 6.3-mile out-and-back trek with uphill sections and heavy elevation gain. Hikers can admire spectacular views Lionshead Rock, including 14,000 ft Mount of the Holy Cross in the distance. The area is very popular with hikers and trail runners, so leashing Fido is recommended. See Details