Dog Friendly Activities in Vail, CO

There are 11 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 Bighorn Park Off Leash Dog Area
Bighorn Park Off Leash Dog Area Pets are welcome to play off-leash in this beautiful open space in East Vail. Romp in wide open grassy fields and cool off in the small pond. See Details
Pet Friendly Stephens Park
Stephens Park Bring Fido to play off-leash in this no-frills, Vail park with beautiful scenery. The park is not fenced in, so dogs should always be under voice control. Be sure to clean up after your pet. Stephens Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
Booth Falls and Lake Trail Booth Falls and Lake Trail is a 8-mile hike in the White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours round-trip. When visiting Vail 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 3000 foot uphill climb. If you not feeling THAT ambitious, you can cut the time (and elevation) in half by turning back once you reach the falls. See Details
Pitkin Lake Trail Pitkin Lake Trail is a 8.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. This steep trail will take you to Pitkin Lake and affords views of the beautiful mountain range. See Details
Vail Nature Center When visiting Vail, take some time out of your day to visit the Vail Nature Center. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the grounds of the Nature Center with you. The Vail Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs and tours. Sometimes the naturalists there will even schedule a special dog hike! See Details
Upper Piney Lake Trail Upper Piney Lake Trail 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 Farmers' Market & Art Show Leashed dogs are welcome at the Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show, held on Sundays during the summer months. 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
Vail's At The Height Of Colorado Scavenger Hunt Tour Vail's At The Height Of Colorado Scavenger Hunt Tour is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Booth Falls Booth Falls is pet-friendly. Wander with your pooch through aspen groves until you reach Booth Creek, which you can follow together to Booth Creek Falls. There are also wildflowers along the way during the season. The trail is moderate to difficult, enjoys shady spots and some water crossings. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. 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
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
Wheeler Lakes Trail Wheeler Lakes Trail is a 6.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will take you on the Gore Range Trail and through the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Best from June to October. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Edwards Freedom Park This park is a great spot to let your dog 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 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-leash after wandering around the trails located around the park which connect to the Gore Range Trail. See Details
Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail The Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation 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 Frisco! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation 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
Uneva Pass Trail Uneva Pass Trail is a 9 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 9 to 10 hours to complete with Fido. This trail has parts that range from easy to difficult and features a bit of solitude and sharp ridges. While in the wilderness areas leash regulations will apply. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Meadow Creek Trail Meadow Creek Trail is a 9 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. You may go one of two ways at this trailhead. 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 is a 11.4 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 10 hours to complete with Fido. Your dog will delight in the tall grass along this trail that at some points takes you above the timberline. It can get a bit chilly, but still a good idea to bring some water along. See Details
The Crazy Copper Mountain Scavenger Hunt 'The Crazy Copper Mountain Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. Discover Copper Mountain in a unique way. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a tour of the sights and sounds of Copper Mountain, Frisco and the surrounding areas. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. They can offer special diet friendly suggestions and rainy day checkpoints. Custom adventures are also available. Rates start at $22 per person. See Details
High Country Dogs If you’d like to give skijoring a try, Louisa Morrissey of High Country Dogs, formerly known as Skijor-N-More, offers private lessons and workshops back at area resorts. 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
Mayflower Gulch Trail Mayflower Gulch Trail is pet-friendly. Climb through a spruce and fir forest before coming out into open alpine terrain at some old mining cabins. You'll be able to view the upper part of Mayflower Gulch. Wildflowers can be viewed in the summer months. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Harry A. Nottingham Park Harry A. Nottingham Park is pet-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. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 11pm. See Details
June Creek Trail June Creek Trail is a pet-friendly trail in Edwards. This multi-use pathway is rated easy and offers visitors the chance to access a variety of other trails in the Avon area. Don't forget to bring water for you and your pooch as there is limited shade along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome, but must be cleaned up after. There's a bench and waste stations at the start of the trail. See Details
Watercolor basics and holiday fun 'Watercolor basics and holiday fun' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cynthia. Painting with watercolors is a very easy and relaxing experience. With Cynthia, you can take a break from the hustle bustle and create a painting for gift giving or an unforgettable family memory. Dogs are welcome on this experience with prior approval. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $85 per person. See Details