Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Jefferson, CO

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Jefferson, and 21 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 Jefferson.

Pet Friendly Georgia Pass Trail
Georgia Pass Trail Georgia Pass Trail is a 5 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Hiking in a southeasterly direction will take you across the tundra, over the Jefferson Trail, past trees bent by the winds, and finally into a spruce forest. The area is open to bikers so be sure to keep Fido on good voice control. See Details
Pet Friendly Boreas Pass
Boreas Pass The Boreas Pass 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 Jefferson! 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 TrailLink.com. 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
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
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
Three Mile Creek Trail Three Mile Creek Trail is a 14 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete with Fido. This hike is a favorite among owners and dogs alike. Your dog will need to be leashed on this trail that leads through a dense deciduous and conifer forest. The trail also makes several crossings over a shallow stream. 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
Scott Gomer Trail and Abyss Lake Trail The Scott Gomer Trail and Abyss Lake Trail is a 14.6 mile hike that will take about 12 hours to complete with Fido. As you hike northeast on the Scott Gomer trail, towards a tarn known as Abyss Lake, you will pass by bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Wilderness regulations will require you to keep Fido on a leash. See Details
Rosalie Trail Rosalie Trail is a 12.4 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 9-10 hours to complete with Fido. Most of the trail will lead you through lush, dense forest fed by creeks. There are sections of the trail that will take you above the timberline where afternoon storms can blow in. Fido will have to be leashed as most of the trail is in a wilderness area. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gold Run Nordic Center Ski the dog-friendly slopes at Gold Run Nordic Center with your furry best friend! Peabody Placer, an intermediate trail, and the intermediate/difficult Preston Loop are both dog-friendly trails. Want to try your hand skijoring? Gold Run Nordic Center offers skijoring clinics where you and Fido can learn skijoring basics at an extra cost. See Details
Boreas Pass The Boreas Pass 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Brookside McCurdy Trail The Brookside-McCurdy Trail is a 36-mile trail in Pike National Forest. This trailhead follows a creek into the Lost Creek Wilderness for 7 miles and will take about 6 hours round-trip. Much of the trail is in the forest, so there is plenty of shade along the way. See Details
Ben Tyler Trail Ben Tyler Trail is a 10-mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 10 hours to complete with Fido round-trip. The trail is very steep most of the way, but there's easy access to a creek most of the way, so Fido will have plenty of opportunities to cool off throughout the day. See Details
Frisco Nordic Center You and Fido can enjoy a self-guided snowshoe adventure along the snowshoe trails or skiing on peaks 6 and 7. Just keep your pup on a leash during your winter fun. High Country Dogs also offers public skijoring lessons at Frisco Nordic Center on occasion. 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
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