Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Arvada, CO

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Arvada, and 51 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 Arvada.

Pet Friendly Ralston Creek Trail
Ralston Creek Trail Ralston Creek Trail links picnic areas, playgrounds and several parks along the historic Colorado Gold Rush trail. At over 12 miles, this pet-friendly trail is the longest public trail in Arvada, CO. Fido is welcome to join you for a stroll among picturesque lakes and wildlife habitats, but dogs must remain on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Cheesman Park
Cheesman Park Located in central Denver, CO, Cheesman Park is dog friendly and offers an open grassy space for picnics or a casual walk with Fido. Take a stroll along the crushed granite path which winds its way around the park, or engage Fido is a game of frisbee on the grass. Visitors will also find restrooms, a designated picnic area, playground, and The Pavilion at Cheesman Park. See Details
Beaver Brook Trail Leashed dogs are welcome on Beaver Brook Trail, a strenuous, pet-friendly hike on the south rim of Clear Creek Canyon in Golden, CO. Even though the trail isn't far from Denver, it's difficult enough that Fido will think he's on a rural, backcountry hike. The trail is not a loop, but is 10-miles one-way with limited trail markers. Please remember your starting point, and bring a map, food and water on this difficult hike. See Details
Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on a hike at Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail in Boulder, CO. This pet-friendly, 3.7 mile hike takes about 3 hours to complete. This is a gorgeous hike for early spring when the mesa is in full bloom, and a stunning evening hike during the summer when you can watch the sunset behind the mountains. See Details
Elk Meadow Park Elk Meadow Park in Evergreen, CO encompasses 107 acres of open space and offers two dog-friendly hiking trails. Take the trail from Elk Meadow Lewis Ridge Trailhead and admire beautiful mountain scenery and herds of elk. Elk Meadow Stagecoach Trailhead, accessible from 32281 Stagecoach Blvd, is best suited to adventurous and experienced hikers. This 4.7-mile hike leads to stunning views from 9,708-foot Bergen Peak. Much of the park is not fenced so Fido should be leashed during your visit. See Details
Washington Park Washington Park in Denver, CO is pet friendly and welcomes leashed dogs. This park is a popular hangout spot for local pooches and their owners. Encompassing 155 acres of pleasant grounds, including two lakes and a flower garden that is a replica of George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon, there's plenty to see with your pooch. The Washington Park Boathouse, completed in 1913, is the main attraction of the park. Among the many other amenities that canines and their owners will observe and enjoy are a bicycle/pedestrian pathway, crushed granite jogging path, fitness course, horseshoe pit, lawn bowling/croquet area, soccer field, tennis courts and recreation center. See Details
Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners while they exercise at Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Park trails. Red Rocks Park is a pet-friendly Denver Mountain Park and has two trails that are completely within the park, Trading Post Trail and Geologic Overlook Trail, both restricted to pedestrians only. The Trading Post Trail is 1.4 miles in length, and goes through spectacular rock formations, valleys and a natural meadow. Some of the terrain is rough, so hiking boots/shoes are recommended. Also, hikers should be prepared for adverse weather conditions as the weather can change very quickly. The Red Rocks Trail runs through the east side of the park and is a multi-use trail for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and owners must clean up all waste. Dogs are not allowed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre during performances; call (720) 865-2494 before driving to the park to avoid disappointment. See Details
Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail is a challenging and heavily trafficked 3.2-mile hike in Boulder, CO, 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, so bring Fido along to enjoy the views and exercise. Dogs must be leashed while on the trail. See Details
Chautauqua Park Chautauqua Park welcomes leashed dogs on the grassy lawn and nearby trails of this beautiful, scenic hiking area in Boulder, CO. This pet-friendly park welcomes you and Fido to enjoy an afternoon picnic or hit the Chautauqua Trail for some exercise and fresh air. Be sure to pack water for you and your pup, and remember to clean up after your pets during your visit. See Details
Sand Creek Regional Greenway Sand Creek Regional Greenway in Aurora, CO, is a 13-mile, dog-friendly hike that will take about one hour to complete with Fido. This trail is, for the most part, in its natural state. Fido will love the babbling creek that is accessible by footpaths along the trail. See Details
Sloan's Lake Park Sloan's Lake Park is a 177-acre, dog-friendly area in Denver, CO. The park is the second largest of Denver's parks, located in the Highlands neighborhood. It's bordered by a 2.6-mile trail for walking, jogging and walking your pooch on a leash. Fishing, boating and water skiing are allowed on the lake and the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is held there, too. See Details
High Line Canal Trail The High Line Canal Trail in Horseshoe Preserve is a 5.8 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This pet-friendly hike in Greenwood Village, CO, will actually lead you through the suburbs and passes through some expensive subdivisions. A new, larger parking lot was installed that caused Colorado Boulevard to intercept Orchard Road a block farther to the east. Be aware that this change still is not marked on most maps. See Details
Dinosaur Ridge Leashed dogs are welcome on the ridge and Triceratops Trail at Dinosaur Ridge, a pet-friendly trail in Morrison, CO. Dogs are not allowed in the gift shop or Exhibit Hall. Dinosaur Ridge features a world-famous dinosaur track site with over 300 dinosaur footprints for you and your friends and family to explore! See Details
Lair o' the Bear Park Lair o’ the Bear Park in Idledale, CO, is a pet-friendly favorite of visitors and families due to its abundance of picnic tables, charcoal grills and proximity to Bear Creek for fishing. Leashed pets are welcome and the Bear Creek Trail is 12 miles roundtrip. See Details
Boulder Reservoir Boulder Reservoir is a pet-friendly destination in Boulder, CO. Leashed pets are welcome during the off-season at this popular recreation area, which includes swimming areas, fishing and wildlife viewing. On the North Side of the lake, dogs can take the short hike from the Open Space parking lot down to the beach and then run for miles. On the South Side of the lake, from Labor Day until mid-May, dogs are allowed to play on the Reservoir’s “people beach." Dogs are prohibited from May 15 through Labor Day. See Details
Plymouth Mountain Trail Plymouth Mountain Trail in Littleton, CO, is a 6.4 mile hike that will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete with Fido. There are seven interconnected, pet-friendly trails of varying lengths to choose from. Keep in mind that slopes that face east and south can be hot in the summer time. See Details
Eldorado Canyon State Park Located just down the road from Boulder and a stones throw from Denver, Eldorado Canyon State Park is dog friendly. This picturesque park contains sandstone cliffs, South Boulder Creek, and a number of sheer golden walls for climbing. You must keep Fido on a leash while you are exploring Eldorado Canyon State Park. The park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Bear Creek Lake Trail Loop Bear Creek Lake Trail Loop is a 9.4 mile dog-friendly hike which begins near Morrison, CO. Dogs should be leashed on the trail and hikers can expect to encounter other visitors who may be hiking, fishing or horseback riding. The trail is moderately challenging and is best hiked between April and October. See Details
Mesa Trail Leashed dogs are welcome to hike Mesa Trail in Boulder, CO. This pet-friendly hike usually takes about 4 hours to complete. You and Fido can explore the many detours and loops through differing terrain including meadows, creeks and springs. See Details
Mount Falcon Park Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills and Morrison, CO is dog-friendly. Leashed pups are welcome on 12.2 miles of trails, including the 1.7-mile Turkey Trot Trail which connects the two towns. The park is open daily from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. See Details
Cherry Creek State Park Cherry Creek State Park is a scenic dog-friendly park and reservoir in Aurora, CO. Boaters, hikers, bird watchers, fisherman, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts are all drawn to this picturesque area on the outskirts of Denver. Leashed dogs are welcome in campgrounds and on select trails within the park, but are not permitted in wetland areas. If Fido lives for off-leash play, take a detour to The Cherry Creek ​Dog of​f-Leash Area (DOLA), a 107 ​​acre fenced area with water access. See Details
Meadowlark Trail Loop Meadowlark Trail Loop is a pet-friendly, 6-mile loop trail in Jefferson County Open Space in Littleton, CO. 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
Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) The Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Littleton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway). 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
Lincoln Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Lincoln Park, a pet-friendly, neighborhood park close to downtown Denver and the Santa Fe Arts District. Explore the trails, street murals, sculptures and much more found in this historic area. See Details