Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado Guide Book

by Ania Savage (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs Colorado  by Ania Savage

269pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0898869684

Whether your dog is big or small, an overweight couch potato or a muscular retriever, Ania Savage has selected the best trails in Colorado for every type of dog. She's been hiking with canine companions for more than twenty years and looks at the land through dog-centric eyes. These hikes will delight both you and your pet with panoramic views, soft tundra grasses, plenty of flowing water, and unexplored valleys and forests where you may have the trail to yourself. Savage puts a premium on canine safety, including tips on how to gauge the effect of high altitude and thin air on your dog.

© Ania Savage/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 80.
... Preview: American Basin can be easily reached from Lake City but it is lightly hiked even though at the height of the summer the basin is spectacular with wildflowers and is one of the most beautiful areas of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: It’s steep. It’s close to the metro area. Bikers love it on weekends. Yet it has a tumbling creek and an enchanting and shady side trail your pet will love. Apex Trail is an early spring conditioning ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: This moderate and beautiful hike takes you to the Continental Divide by way of the valley created by the North Fork Middle Boulder Creek drainage. The campground and trail are very popular on weeken ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: In 1909, the City and County of Denver began accumulating land in the mountains to protect its water supply. Today, the Denver Mountain Park system consists of thirty-one named parks and sixteen unnam ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Morrison, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: The Beaver Brook Trail extends for 8.65 miles through open space owned by the City and County of Denver in Genesee Park and on Lookout Mountain. Constructed from 1917 to 1919 with the help of the Colo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Ben Tyler who lived with his family in the gulch along a creek that now also bears his name. Tyler made his money by hauling lumber to South Park for the booming town of Fairplay during the gold rush. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Shawnee, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The road to this trail runs through the rugged and beautiful canyon created by the Cache la Poudre River, which, like the Big Thompson River originates in the steep peaks of Rocky Mountain National Pa ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Visitors to Vail, as well as locals, hike up to Booth Falls because the 60- foot waterfall is lovely and the general belief is that the falls are easy to reach. But, believe me, this is no gentle alpi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Brookside-McCurdy Trail is the major north-south trail into the center of the Lost Creek Wilderness in Pike National Forest. The trail extends for nearly 36 miles and reaches an elevation of 11,88 ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Bailey, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The trail starts off as an old jeep road that winds its way through a thinning limber pine forest before rising above timberline. The rest of the hike is across tundra to two lakes hidden deep in a ci ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Butler Gulch offers a delightful hike, although starting out you may have your doubts because of the molybdenum mine. The hike’s positive attributes include easy access to water, a long stretch of sof ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Empire, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: As with the Grand Canyon but on a much smaller and much less grand scale, you don’t realize it’s there until you have crossed the rolling plain and are staring speechless on the edge of a deep fissure ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: The trail follows a dense forest corridor along the creek for most of the way and is particularly attractive in the spring (early June), when the much-sought-after calypso orchid blooms abundantly in ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Lyons, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Creek or paddle along for a while and then join you under tall cottonwoods for a rest and a shady respite from the hot Colorado sun. The only requirement for enjoying this off-leash canine paradise is ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: But with a name like Chihuahua Gulch, how can a dog lover not hike it or a dog not explore it? Begin hiking on the old mining road that climbs steeply as it passes through groves of aspen. At a fork ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Montezuma, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: Berthoud Pass, elevation 11,300 feet, was discovered in 1861, relatively late in the mapping and exploration of these mountains. The man who discovered this deep notch in the sky-high ridge was Swis ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Grand Mesa Visitor Center is on top of the Grand Mesa just east of the Colorado Highway 65 on Trickle Park Road, across from Cobbett Lake. It is open between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM daily during the s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: The trail begins at 10,400 feet just below timberline and takes you past numerous lush alpine meadows abloom with wildflowers from June through September. Tributaries of nearby Crystal Creek often c ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Dunraven trailhead is about 3 miles from the national park boundary. The well-marked trail follows the stream and makes half a dozen stream crossings over plank or log footbridges, allowing plenty ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Jefferson County’s Elk Meadow Park was homesteaded in the 1860s. Over the years, the homesteads were consolidated into a ranch that by the 1940s encompassed 1140 acres, now all park land. Rancher ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8