Boulderites love our dogs! Good news is you don’t have to leave your pup behind on your next adventure!! Just remember, Boulder County requires that dogs have a ‘voice and sight’ control tag to go off-leash.

 

Here is our list of the top 3 dog-friendly hikes in Colorado:

 

  1. Royal Arch Trail – This moderate 3 mile out-and-back trail will provide you with good views and a nice incline to wear out your dog! Expect crowds during peak times though.

 

  1. First and Second Flatirons Loop – This loop is a fantastic choice, as it is under 3 miles, provides nearly 1500 ft of vertical gain, and is known for its beautiful wildflower!

 

  1. BoBolink Trail – For the less strenuous option, check out BoBolink Trail! This is an almost completely flat trail with great views of the creek.

 

No matter where you take your dog this summer, remember to bring water for both of you, bags to clean up after them, and a leash for where you need it!

 

Colin is a Denver Metro native and avid adventurer. Whether he’s climbing volcanoes in New Zealand or exploring Copper Mountain’s glades on his snowboard, you can always expect two things from him, a camera in his hand and a willingness to stop and have a good conversation with just about anybody. Colin studied at 4 different colleges/universities in pursuit of his finance degree; however, he’s adamant that the most educational experience he ever went through was living in a van in a foreign country for half a year. That’s where his career trajectory changed radically as he discovered his passion for environmental sustainability and photography. Colin is now a media consultant and digital content creator, hoping his work will inspire others to get out, explore the world, and find ways to minimize their impact on the environment. To see Colin’s personal work, visit his website: colinmurchison.com and Instagram: @colin_murchison.