Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Northglenn, CO

There are 32 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Northglenn. 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 Northglenn.

Pet Friendly Sloan's Lake Park
Sloan's Lake Park Sloan's Lake Park is a 177-acre, dog-friendly area in Denver. 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
Pet Friendly Cheesman Park
Cheesman Park Cheesman Park is pet-friendly. Located in central Denver, a pet-friendly crushed granite path winds its way around the park. There's lots of space for flying kites and throwing Frisbees with your pooch on the grass. You'll also discover lots of beautiful vistas from the historic Cheesman Memorial Pavilion, constructed from marble to honor Denver pioneer Walter Cheesman. The park is open every day of the week from 5am to 11pm. See Details
Beaver Brook Trail The Beaver Brook Trail is a strenuous hike on the south rim of Clear Creek Canyon. And even though the trail isn't far from Denver, it's difficult enough that Fido will think he's on a primitive backcountry hike. See Details
Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail is a 3.7 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This is a gorgeous hike for early spring when the mesa is in full bloom. A stunning evening hike during the summer when you can watch the sunset behind the mountains. 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 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. There is a connecting trail from the Lower North Parking Lot to Red Rocks Trail. The trail splits with one segment going north to connect to Jefferson County’s Matthews-Winters park and the other segment goes east to connect to the Dakota Ridge Trail. The Red Rocks Trail continues on to Matthews-Winters, creating a dramatic 6-mile loop. 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. Trails open one hour before sunrise and close one hour after sunset. 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
Sand Creek Greenway Trail Sand Creek Greenway Trail is a 2 mile hike that will take about 1 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
Dinosaur Ridge Leashed dogs are welcome on the ridge and Triceratops Trail. 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 is a favorite of visitors and families due to its abundance of picnic tables and 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 pet-friendly. Leashed pets are welcome during the off-season at this lovely Boulder area park, 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
Bear Creek Trail The Bear Creek Trail is a 6.1 mile hike through three city parks that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. The trail ends in a Jefferson County Open Space park called Lair o' the Bear, hence the name. See Details
Mesa Trail Mesa Trail is a dog-friendly trail in Boulder, Colorado. It includes lots of varying pathways which differ in width and terrain, great for an interesting dog walk with your pooch. See Details
Washington Park Washington Park is pet-friendly. This Denver 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
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
Roosevelt Park Roosevelt Park is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a stroll through the Park, which features BBQ stations and picnic areas, parking lots, public art, a playground, shelters, Wi-Fi and more. Roosevelt Park is open daily from 5am to 11pm. See Details
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge While pets are not allowed at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, CO, leashed dogs are allowed on the Perimeter Trail. The trail is located just outside the refuge and parking is available on Gateway Road. See Details
Confluence Park Confluence Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on leash around the trails of the well-maintained park. It gets the name from Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meeting up here. The winding trails lead to views of downtown, kayakers braving the rapids and places for pooches to sunbathe on the sandy banks. Catch some tunes during the summer at the free concert series on Thursday nights. The park is open every day of the week from 5am to 11pm. See Details
Apex Trail The Apex Trail is a 4.7-mile hike in Jefferson County Open Space that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. However, the gravel trail is very steep and narrow, so it's only appropriate for dogs (and humans) that are experienced hikers. See Details
City Park Leashed dogs are welcome at City Park. Located in east-central Denver, City Park covers 314 landscaped acres and is home to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and a public golf course, all surrounded by a neighborhood. Playgrounds, picnic sites, lakes and more make this expansive park Denver's version of Central Park in New York City. It's a great place to spend a day as a family or with human and furry friends. See Details
The Colorado Trail The Colorado Trail is a pet-friendly trail stretching from Denver to Durango, Colorado. The Colorado Trail Foundation, located in Golden, Colorado can provide you with all the information you need to hit the trail with Fido. Dogs are permitted along most of the trail. Some areas require a leash, but others allow dogs to go off-leash as long as they are controlled by voice command. See Details
Platte River Greenway Trail Platte River Greenway Trail is a 6.8 mile hike in Adams County that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you through what used to be the agricultural center of Denver. There are still some smaller working farms. The trail follows the river and there are sandbars along the way that connect to sandy beaches. See Details
South Boulder Peak and Bear Mountain Trail South Boulder Peak and Bear Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile hike that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This challenging hike along a mostly shaded trail offers less packed trails in a town that is full of climbers and hikers. See Details
Mesa Trail South End Mesa Trail South End is a 4.7 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. With its many detours and loops, this is a great hike for those who have no destination. Explore the meadows, shrubbery, creeks and springs without worrying about getting lost. See Details