Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Dillon, CO

There are 8 dog friendly hiking trail in Dillon. 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 Dillon.

Pet Friendly Chihuahua Gulch and Lake Trail
Chihuahua Gulch and Lake Trail Even the biggest of big dogs will love this 6.1 mile hike in the White River National Forest that is named after the mighty Chihuahua. The trail is steep at times, but it also criss-crosses a stream several times which makes it easy for Fido to cool off along the way. There are also several small ponds along the way, which are a great spot to pause for a picnic with Fido. See Details
Pet Friendly Square Top Lakes Trail
Square Top Lakes Trail Square Top Lakes Trail is a 4.2 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail draws less of a crowd since it is just short of qualifying as a Fourteener. As you follow the trail down an unused road you will come by a boggy section with wildflowers before rising to thick willows at the first of two lakes located on the 2 mile mark. See Details
Silver Dollar and Murray Lakes Trail Silver Dollar and Murray Lakes Trail is a 4.4 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will take you by over 100 species of wildflowers, a thinning forest, several lakes, and a small creek. You and Fido will both delight in the beauty of this hike. See Details
Mount Sniktau Trail Mount Sniktau Trail is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. Mount Snikatau is named after the journalist E. H. N. Patterson who worked in Clear Creek County and was better known for his friendship with Edgar Allan Poe. See Details
Grizzly Gulch Trail Grizzly Gulch Trail is a 4 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Both working and abandoned mines surround the trail. As you move along the trail you will see piles of tailings, old derricks, and machinery that go all the way up to the Continental Divide. The most famous mine here is the Josephine Mine at the beginning of the hike. See Details
Pettingell Peak Trail Pettingell Peak Trail is a 8 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete with Fido. This is a technical climb along the northwest ridge of the Continental Divide. If you or your dog are getting tired, or it is after 10 AM when you get to Herman Lake, it may be a good idea to turn back. Weather can come in very quickly in the afternoon hours. See Details
Square Top Mountain Trail Square Top Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete with Fido. You will be above the timberline for the duration of the trail that takes you steadily up an old road and eventually across a grassy tundra. This is a nice hike that will be easy on Fido's paws. See Details
Mount Wilcox and Otter Mountain Trail Mount Wilcox and Otter Mountain Trail is a 6.8 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. This loop hike will take you above the timberline, on a Thirteener and a 12,000-foot peak. This hike should only be done early in the day and in good weather. You will definitely want to bring along a topographical map. 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
Colorado Mines Peak Colorado Mines Peak is a 3 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. The hike to the peak is fairly short, but the views are spectacular and the trailhead is open year round at Berthoud Pass. Plus, since this is one of the easiest to climb of the 12,000 foot peaks in the Rockies, it's a 'must' for anyone visiting Denver with Fido. 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
Crystal Lakes Trail Crystal Lakes Trail is an 8-mile hike in White River National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. If you go in June though September, wildflowers will be in full bloom as you cross the alpine meadow at 10,400 feet, making for a truly beautiful hike. Fido will also appreciate the creek that criss-crosses the trail along the way, providing lots of opportunities for him to cool off along the way. Directions: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel south on HWY 9 through Frisco and to Breckenridge. Continue 2.3 miles south on HWY 9 past Breckenridge and turn right onto Spruce Creek Rd (County Rd 800). Take left turns at the forks for approximately 1.8 miles until you come to the Spruce Creek Trailhead. If you do not have 4WD you can park at the trailhead and walk up the road OR continue driving and at the first junction turn right onto Crystal Creek Road (FDR 803). This is a 4WD road that will take you to Lower Crystal Lake. Motorized travel is prohibited beyond Lower Crystal Lake. See Details
Spruce Creek Trail/Mohawk Lake Trail This trail offers a variety of scenery as it climbs through lodgepole, spruce and fir forests and eventually to Lower Mohawk Lake which is nestled against the mountain walls. Beyond this lake the trail continues a short distance to Upper Mohawk Lake where you can enjoy views of Mt. Helen and the rugged southern section of the Tenmile Range. Please stay on the established trail above treeline, the alpine tundra is very fragile. It is approximately a 7 mile round trip hike with 1700 ft elevation gain 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
Butler Gulch Trail Butler Gulch Trail is a 4.5-mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. There is an unsightly (or interesting, depending on your point of view) molybdenum mine at the beginning of the hike, but it is an otherwise lovely hike with easy access to water, and an easy, shaded trail. To get there from I-70, take exit 232 to US 40,proceed northwest approx. 9 miles to small town of Berthoud Falls. Turn left at the sign for Jones Pass/Henderson Mine. Follow paved road 1.6 miles to a gate, turn right on Forest Road 144. The trailhead is a half mile ahead. 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
Fraser River Trail The Fraser River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Granby! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Fraser River 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
Stanley Mountain Trail Stanley Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This trail follows the Continental Divide Trail across Berthoud Pass and is above the timberline. It is a good idea to make this an early hike and to bring supplies, especially water. 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
Blue River Bikeway The Blue River Bikeway 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 Breckenridge! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Blue River Bikeway. 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
Kenosha Pass West Trail Kenosha Pass West Trail is a 10 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 6 to 7 hours to complete with Fido. This hike, that follows the Colorado Trail and the ridgeline sloping down from Kenosha Pass, will take you through forests and meadows. Fido will enjoy getting wet and taking a drink at several stream crossings. 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
Kenosha Pass East Trail Kenosha Pass East Trail is a 14 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete with Fido. This is a very popular trail, and the first 2 miles can be crowded, especially on weekends. After the first 2 miles the crowds tend to thin out. The trail is along a section of the Colordao Trail and can easily be made into a backpack trip. See Details