Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Dillon, CO

There are 7 dog friendly hiking trails 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 Sniktau Mountain Trail
Sniktau Mountain Trail Dog-friendly Sniktau Mountain Trail near Dillon, CO is a 4 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest. This out-and-back trail is considered a challenging route which will take 2 to 3 hours to complete with Fido. Dogs must be leashed when accompanying you on the trail. See Details
Pet Friendly Chihuahua Lake Trail
Chihuahua 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. Located near Dillon, CO, this dog-friendly trail is steep, but it also criss-crosses a stream several times so you can catch your breath while Fido cools off. There are also several small ponds along the way, which are a great spot to pause for a picnic. See Details
Silver Dollar and Murray Lakes Trail Silver Dollar and Murray Lakes Trail in Dillon, CO, is dog friendly. Bring Fido to venture along this 4.4 mile trail in Arapaho National Forest. This 3-hour hike will take you by over 100 species of wildflowers, a thinning forest, several lakes, and a small creek. See Details
Grizzly Gulch Trail Dog-friendly Grizzly Gulch Trail is a 4 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Located near Dillon, CO, 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 Via Hermon Gulch Trailhead Pettingell Peak Via Hermon Gulch Trailhead is a dog-friendly hiking route near Dillon, CO. This trail lies within the Arapaho National Forest and is considered a challenging route which will take between 6 and 8 hours to complete with Fido. Leashed dogs are welcome. The route is best traversed from June to September and hikers should begin their ascent early in the day. Changeable weather can move into this area quickly. See Details
Mount Wilcox and Otter Mountain Trail Mount Wilcox and Otter Mountain Trail is a 6.8 mile dog-friendly hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. Located near Dillon, CO, this loop hike will take you above the timberline, on 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
Straight Creek Trail Straight Creek Trail in Dillon, CO, is a 6.7 mile, pet-friendly hike in White River National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers soft ground and a creek for Fido to enjoy, and beautiful wildflowers for you. The trail leads up an old wagon road along the creek and is easy to follow. See Details
McCullough Gulch Trail McCullough Gulch Trail is a dog-friendly 2.8 mile hike in White River National Forest near Breckenridge, CO, that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Approximately 1.6 miles into this hike you will come across the turquoise Upper Blue Reservoir and the nearby falls. At this point hikers may choose to turn back or 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
Watrous Gulch Trail Watrous Gulch Trail in Silver Plume, CO, is a 4-mile, pet-friendly hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. You and your dog will enjoy this uncrowded trail that takes you through a forest before emerging from the timberline at Watrous Creek. The trail continues on a moderate incline into fields of grass and wildflowers. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Crystal Lake Trail Dog-friendly Crystal Lake Trail near Breckenridge, CO 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
Boreas Pass Road Boreas Pass Road 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 parking area with convenient access to the Boreas Pass. 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 See Details
Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lake Trail Spruce Creek Trail to Mohawk Lake Trail is a dog-friendly hiking route near Breckenridge, CO. This 8.4 mile trail offers a variety of scenery as it climbs through lodgepole, spruce and fir forests and eventually to Lower Mohawk Lake. Beyond the 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. See Details
Fraser River Trail Dog-friendly Fraser River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Winter Park, CO! 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
Arapaho National Forest Arapaho National Forest (ARP) in Parshall, CO, is dog friendly! Established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Forest is part of the ARP and allows pets on a hand-held leash no longer than six feet in most wilderness areas. The ARP is the most-visited National Forest and Grassland for recreation in the nation and Arapaho offers a number of scenic drives and hiking trails. Dogs are not allowed in swimming areas or sanitary facilities and must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas. For information on the areas of the Arapaho National Forest that charge usage, camping or parking fees, check out its official website. 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
Colorado Mines Peak Colorado Mines Peak in Idaho Springs, CO, is a pet-friendly, 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 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
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
Butler Gulch Trail Butler Gulch Trail in Parshall, CO, is a 4.5-mile, pet-friendly 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. 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
Stanley Mountain Trail Stanley Mountain Trail in Idaho Springs, CO, is a 6.5-mile, pet-friendly 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 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
Blue River Recpath Blue River 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 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
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