Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Ouray, CO

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Ouray, and 7 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 Ouray.

Pet Friendly Ironton Park
Ironton Park Nordic Trails that can also be hiked during the Summer. SUPER easy, beautiful scenery and great for dogs! See Details
Pet Friendly Blaine Basin
Blaine Basin Blaine Basin is dog-friendly! Blaine Basin is a low-traffic, 4.5-mile trail located in between Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado that features spectacular views of the north face of Mount Sneffels, Kismet, and Cirque Mountain and beautiful blooming wildflowers in the spring and summer. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, horseback riding, and backpacking. Dogs and horses are welcome. The trail should be used April - October. Getting there: The Blaine Basin Trail is accessed from the West Dallas trailhead, which shares a trailhead with the Blue Lakes Trail off the East Dallas Road. On Highway 62, going west out of Ridgway, turn left on the East Dallas Creek road and drive 8.8 miles, past Willow Swamp and the National Forest boundary to a locked gate. Park there. To access the Dallas Trail, keep going straight at the point where the Blue Lakes Trail branches off to the right. At 2.1 miles, shortly after making sharp left turn away from the creek, you will find the Blaine trailhead. See Details
San Miguel River Trail Easy - Perfect for a stroll, this easy trail can be accessed from a variety of side streets in Telluride. The trail basically follows the San Miguel River for the length of town. Dog-friendly with many swimming holes, the "River Trail" is a year-round favorite of locals. See Details
Ridgway Off Leash Area Hot day? Bring your pet to cool off in the river in the designated area of this lovely hiking area. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
American Basin Trail The American Basin Trail is a 4 mile hike in the San Juan Mountains that will take about 3 hours to complete round-trip. Since the trail is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, dogs are allowed off-leash both on the trail and surrounding wildflower meadows. However, Fido's favorite part will undoubtedly be taking a refreshing dip in Sloan Lake at the end of the trail, so don't forget to bring a towel! See Details
Handies Peak Trail Handies Peak Trail is a 7 mile hike that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. You will go above the tree line on this hike, so be sure to bundle up. See Details
Bear Creek Falls One of Telluride's most popular hikes, the Bear Creek Preserve Trail leads leashed dogs and their owners to the stunning Bear Creek Falls. The well-marked trail is wooded, running past meadows and cairns, and leads to magnificent waterfalls and views of the town of Telluride. Bear Creek Preserve Trail is two and a half miles one way and takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes (at a leisurely pace) to reach the falls from the trailhead located at the end of South Pine Street. See Details
Bridal Veil Falls Bridal Veil Falls is pet-friendly. The spectacular Bridal Veil Falls are the tallest free-falling falls in Colorado. These falls are 325 feet and are topped by a privately owned, historic power plant. See Details
Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail is a great trail for beautiful views of telluride. Bring your pooch along, but make sure he's ready for slopes with steep incline at high altitudes. Less able dogs might want to sit this one out. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details