Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Ward, CO

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in Ward, and 25 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 Ward.

Pet Friendly Ceran Saint Vrain Trail
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail This 4-mile, pet-friendly hike in Ward, CO, runs along a creek and is most popular (and beautiful) in early June when the calypso orchid is in bloom on the forest floor. Round-trip, the Ceran Saint Vrain Trail 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
Pet Friendly Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail
Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass Trail in Ward, CO, is a 7-mile, pet-friendly 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
Mitchell and Blue Lakes Trail Mitchell and Blue Lakes Trail in Ward, CO, is a 5-mile, pet-friendly 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
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Golden, CO, 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. See Details
Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on a hike at Flatirons Vista and Doudy Draw Trail in Boulder, CO. This pet-friendly, 3.7 mile hike takes about 3 hours to complete. This is a gorgeous hike for early spring when the mesa is in full bloom, and a stunning evening hike during the summer when you can watch the sunset behind the mountains. See Details
Lily Mountain Trail Lily Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly hike in Estes Park, CO. Bring Fido for an afternoon of exercise on this wonderful trail with forest views, while you connect with nature and enjoy beautiful scenery. Leashed dogs are welcome on this trail, but are prohibited in the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. See Details
Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail is a challenging and heavily trafficked 3.2-mile hike in Boulder, CO, 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, so bring Fido along to enjoy the views and exercise. Dogs must be leashed while on the trail. See Details
Chautauqua Park Chautauqua Park welcomes leashed dogs on the grassy lawn and nearby trails of this beautiful, scenic hiking area in Boulder, CO. This pet-friendly park welcomes you and Fido to enjoy an afternoon picnic or hit the Chautauqua Trail for some exercise and fresh air. Be sure to pack water for you and your pup, and remember to clean up after your pets during your visit. See Details
St. Mary's Glacier Trail St. Mary's Glacier Trail is a beautiful, pet-friendly hiking trail in Idaho Springs, CO, with great views from the top. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Within 30 minutes of setting off, you'll be at the top of the glacier enjoying the refreshing lake of St. Mary's. This is a moderate 2.4-mile trail that is highly trafficked by lots of pups. See Details
Boulder Reservoir Boulder Reservoir is a pet-friendly destination in Boulder, CO. Leashed pets are welcome during the off-season at this popular recreation area, 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
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
Mesa Trail Leashed dogs are welcome to hike Mesa Trail in Boulder, CO. This pet-friendly hike usually takes about 4 hours to complete. You and Fido can explore the many detours and loops through differing terrain including meadows, creeks and springs. See Details
Frazer Meadow Trail Frazer Meadow Trail in Golden, CO, is a 4.5-mile hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This pet-friendly 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
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
Fraser River Trail Dog-friendly Fraser River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Winter Park, CO! 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
Green Mountain Summit Loop Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at Green Mountain Summit Loop Trail, a pet-friendly trail in Boulder, CO. This 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 recommended to bring water along, and to hike this trail earlier in the day to avoid thunderstorms. See Details
White Ranch Park - Rawhide Trail White Ranch Park in Golden, CO, is a beautiful, pet-friendly park 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
Colorado Mines Peak Colorado Mines Peak in Idaho Springs, CO, is a pet-friendly, 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
South Boulder Peak and Bear Mountain Trail South Boulder Peak and Bear Mountain Trail in Boulder, CO, is a dog-friendly, 5.6 mile hike that generally takes about 6 hours to complete. This challenging hike, which is the highest summit in the area, welcomes leashed pups that will enjoy the mostly shaded trail. This trail tends to be less crowded than other trails in a town that is full of climbers and hikers. Be aware that some scrambling is required to get to the rocky summit, but the views at the top are worth it. See Details
Windy Peak Trail Windy Peak Trail is a pet-friendly, 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 in Golden, CO, 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
Stanley Mountain Trail Stanley Mountain Trail in Idaho Springs, CO, is a 6.5-mile, pet-friendly 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
Woodland Trail to Skyscraper Reservoir Woodland Trail to Skyscraper Reservoir is a pet-friendly, 10-mile hike in the Roosevelt National Forest in Nederland, CO, 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. The best times to visit this trail are March through October. See Details
Devils Thumb Pass and King Lake Trail Devils Thumb Pass and King Lake Trail in Nederland, CO, is a pet-friendly, 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
Mount Flora Trail Mount Flora Trail in Empire, CO, is a 6.2-mile, pet-friendly 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