Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Eldora, CO

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Eldora, and 24 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 Eldora.

Pet Friendly Woodland Lake, Lost Lake and Skyscraper Reservoir Trail
Woodland Lake, Lost Lake and Skyscraper Reservoir Trail Woodland Lake, Lost Lake, and Skyscraper Reservoir Trail is a 9-mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. Your dog will love this trail for the three lakes to romp in, the soft ground on his paws, and the opportunity to hike by your side on broad segments. You too will enjoy the scenery and vistas along the way. See Details
Pet Friendly King Lake and Devils Thumb Loop Trail
King Lake and Devils Thumb Loop Trail King Lake and Devils Thumb Loop Trail is a 14 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 13 hours to complete with Fido. This hike is for those people, and pups, who are in top-notch physical shape. It is best to get an early start off the trailhead at about 8am. Permits are required for overnight stays from Jun 1 through September 15, and leash laws apply all of the time. 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
Frazer Meadow Trail Frazer Meadow Trail is a 4.5-mile hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This park offers twelve trails of varying difficulty from easy to difficult. Enjoy the 14,000 acres of conifer forest, mountain peaks, and meadows. Stop by the visitors center for water, restrooms, park maps, and local fauna and flora exhibits. See Details
Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail is a 3.2 mile hike 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. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Switzerland Trail The Switzerland 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 Boulder! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Switzerland 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
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
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail This 4-mile hike along a creek is most popular (and beautiful) in early June when the calypso orchid is in bloom on the forest floor. Round-trip, the hike will take Fido about 4 hours to finish; 5 hours if you continue on to the Miller Rock summit, which provides an awesome view from an equally impressive pile of boulders. See Details
Green Mountain Loop Trail Green Mountain Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile hike that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This strenuous loop, known for its numerous butterflies, is just west of the Flatirons and can be accessed by several trails. It is a good idea to bring water along, and to hike this trail earlier in the day to avoid thunderstorms. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Windy Peak Trail Windy Peak Trail is a 4.5-mile hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Although your dog must be kept on a leash, this beautiful hike will take you to 14,000 acres of meadows, forests, and peaks. Only 30 miles from Denver, these interconnected trails are a haven for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. Some trails are specific to hikers only. See Details
Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail is a 7 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Lake Isabelle is prone to crowds because of its beauty complete with vistas, wildflowers, and streams. If you are able to get an early start, go during the week, or hike far enough you should be able to avoid the crowds. Fido must be kept on a leash, and during the busy season nominal use fees will apply. 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
White Ranch Open Space Park- Rawhide Trail White Ranch Open Space Park is a beautiful space with over 18 miles of varied trails. The park is accessible via Route 6/Route 93- Golden Gate Canyon Road, and is located about 15 miles from the center of Golden. Rawhide Trail is a beautiful loop with plenty of shade and beautiful views of Denver, Golden and the surrounding mountains. The trail is challenging but not too strenuous, rocky and steep at some points but fairly simple for both dogs and humans to navigate. Lots of flat and downhill terrain throughout the loop. 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
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
Mitchell and Blue Lakes Trail Mitchell and Blue Lakes Trail is a 5.4 mile hike in Roosevelt National Forest that will take about 4 to 5 hours to complete with Fido. This area offers a variety of trails with beautiful scenery and many lakes. You will also find camping facilities and picnic areas complete with drinking water and toilets. The area can be crowded on summer weekends. During the high season you will need to pay a nominal use fee. See Details
Watrous Gulch Trail Watrous Gulch Trail is a 4-mile 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
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
Herman Lake Trail Herman Lake Trail is a 6.4-mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. The Forest Service requires the use of a leash due to the popularity of this trail. Dogs love it for the many rivulets and streamlet crossings. When you arrive at Herman Lake, feel free to take Fido off the leash for a splash in the frigid water. 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
Mount Flora Trail Mount Flora Trail is a 5 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Before departing on this hike you will want to be sure to bring water, as there are not any streams or lakes. You will be above the timberline and at the mercy of the weather. Fido can run free but be sure to keep him from chasing ptarmigans and picas. See Details
Woods Mountain and Mount Machebeuf Trail Woods Mountain and Mount Machebeuf Trail is a 6 mile hike in Arapaho National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. You will have solitude on this steep trail that takes you up to a ridge with incredible views. On the way down enjoy the hike on smooth slopes and old avalanche chutes. Your dog will enjoy how easy the soft tundra is on his paws. 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
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a dog-friendly scenic area covered in dense forest and rocky peaks. You and Fido will discover over 35 miles of pet-friendly trails through fields and woodlands, including some of the most popular trails: Horseshoe Trail; Snowshoe Hare Trail; and Mule Deer Trail Loop. On a number of these trails, you'll notice panoramic views of the rolling hills covered in trees all around the park. Golden Gate Canyon State Park is open every day of the week from 5am to 10pm. See Details