Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Southglenn, CO

There are 26 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Southglenn. 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 Southglenn.

Pet Friendly Beaver Brook Trail
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
Pet Friendly Meadowlark Trail Loop
Meadowlark Trail Loop Meadowlark Trail Loop is a 5.9-mile loop trail in Jefferson County Open Space. This trail is for hikers and will take you through a sandy meadow before heading down to Plymouth Creek where it crosses the creek. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the shelter near the trailhead. 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
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
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
Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) The Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Littleton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway). 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
Plymouth Mountain Trail Plymouth Mountain Trail is a 6.4 mile hike that will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete with Fido. There are seven interconnected trails of varying lengths to choose from. Slopes that face east and south can be hot in the summer time. See Details
High Line Canal Trail (Waterton Canyon) The High Line Canal Trail (Waterton Canyon) is a 5-mile hike in Chatfield State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This casual hike allows for great views of Denver, solitude, and a glimpse into the past from sunrise to sunset. Fido must be kept on a leash, and you will also need to watch out for free-roaming cattle along the canal. 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
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
Sand Creek Regional Greenway The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Denver! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. 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
High Line Canal Trail The High Line Canal Trail at Blackmer Lake is a 4 mile hike that will take about 1 to 2 hours to complete with Fido. This track of land was almost the retirement home of former President Eisenhower, but instead became the home of the Kent Denver Day School. This trail also serves as a maintenance road for the local animal control and the Denver Water Board. See Details
High Line Canal Trail The High Line Canal Trail in Horseshoe Preserve is a 5.8 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will actually lead you through the suburbs and passes through some expensive subdivisions. A new, larger parking lot was installed that caused Colorado Boulevard to intercept Orchard Road a block farther to the east. Be aware that this change still is not marked on most maps. See Details
Castlewood Canyon State Park There are several hikes ranging from mild to moderate here, but the 5.6 mile trail to the canyon is the most popular. And though Castlewood Canyon isn't as grand as the Grand Canyon, it is certainly worth the 5 hour round-trip hike. The winding Cherry Creek flowing along the canyon floor also provides wonderful rest stops along the way. Leashed pets are welcome on most trails, except the new East Canyon Preservation Area trail. See Details
Green Beltway Trail Leashed walk. Close to get to, surrounded by trees and up against the creek. 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
Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) The Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Englewood! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway). 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
Sand Creek Regional Greenway The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Commerce City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. 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
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
Sloan's Lake Park Sloan's Lake Park is pet-friendly. The 177-acre 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. The park is open every day of the week from 5am to 11pm. See Details
Castlewood Canyon State Park Castlewood Canyon is a pet-friendly state park with numerous trails varying in difficulty from mild to moderate. Dogs are welcome to join you on most of these trails, except for the new East Canyon Preservation Area trail. When you're exploring with Fido, you'll discover Cherry Creek flowing adjacent to a natural amphitheater and picnic areas. This is also the location of the Castlewood Canyon Dam. Castlewood Canyon is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
Skyline Park The three-block Skyline Park, located along Arapahoe Street between 15th and 17th Streets, is one of the great locations in Downtown Denver to take your dog for an on-leash walk. See Details