Dog Friendly Activities in Colorado

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Colorado, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area
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
Pet Friendly Union Reservoir Dog Beach
Union Reservoir Dog Beach The Union Reservoir in Longmont, Colorado features a dog training area on the south side of the reservoir where dogs are allowed to roam off leash and swim in designated areas. Dogs must remain leashed in other areas of the park. 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
Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) With 107 acres to roam off-leash, Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) is a paradise for dogs. Dogs can explore all the new smells, make new friends, and splash in the creek all day long. Bring water for your thirsty pup and bags to clean up any messes. There is a fee to enter Cherry Creek State Park and another nominal fee to use the off-leash area. For frequent visitors, yearly passes are available. Dogs must be leashed when not in the fenced area. See Details
Create a Custom Natural Perfume 'Create a Custom Natural Perfume' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kris. A well-trained pooch is welcome to join you at this experience where you will learn the basics of natural perfume and make your own to bring home. Hear about the history and how essential oils work, fragrance notes, and then build your own personal blend. If bringing your dog, contact host prior to booking so accommodations can be made. Availability based on dog size and temperament. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 7 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $68 per person. See Details
Bear Creek Dog Park Bear Creek Dog Park is a fenced park with a play area for dogs under 25 lbs and a large play area for dogs of all sizes. Features include pathways, a creek, a water station, restrooms, and plenty of waste disposal areas. See Details
Lowry Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located near Lowry Air Force Base. 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
Durango Dog Park This large park with 6 square miles of natural, open space is on the side of Smelter Mountain right in downtown Durango. A stone's throw from the DoubleTree and other dog-friendly hotels, this park is a place where dogs can play in the Animas River and run the trails while you enjoy a great hike. Public parking is located in a dirt lot on the corner of Hwy 160 and El Camino Rio. 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
Build a Custom Wooden Pocket Pipe 'Build a Custom Wooden Pocket Pipe' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by John. Your dog is welcome to come along as long as you both are OK to have him play in the backyard with the host's dog. Dogs cannot be in the workshop with you as there are power tools and lots of dust. You will learn to make a pocket pipe. Start by picking out your wood blanks and then cut, carve, engrave, polish and finish your piece. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $49 per person. 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
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
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
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
Garden of the Gods The Garden of the Gods Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. 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
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
Garden of the Gods Yoga Hike 'Garden of the Gods Yoga Hike' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Nicole. On this mindful wellness hike, your body and mind can detox from the stress of everyday life. You'll immerse yourself in the Garden of the Gods along the way. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 15 and up. For this experience, wear layers, comfortable shoes and a leash for your pooch. Rates start at $46 per person. See Details
McCullough Gulch Trail McCullough Gulch Trail is a 2.8 mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. 1.6 miles into this hike you will come across the turquoise Upper Blue Reservoir and the nearby falls. You may choose to continue upward another 1.2 miles above the timberline. Should you decide to continue on this second part of the hike be sure to bring a topographic map and go on a cloudless day. See Details
Photography Session Garden of The Gods 'Photography Session Garden of The Gods' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bobak. This one hour photo session will be held at Garden of The Gods. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $95 per person. 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
Rampart Dog Park Pets go wild for this large off-leash dog park, which is fully fenced with water spigots, mulch hills and benches for owners to relax on. See Details