The 8 Best Dog Parks and 10 Best Dog-Friendly Trails in Colorado Springs, CO

Are you looking for some great dog-friendly outdoor spaces in Colorado Springs? We've got the list for you! Whether you want parks or trails, we'll help you find all the best outdoor dog spots.

Who visits or lives in Colorado Springs with their pup and doesn't want to find some fun outdoor spots to get that great exercise, fresh air, and mountain views? This town is booming with growth, fun city options, and great activities for outdoors lovers. And especially for those who are dog-lovers!

There are endless parks, hiking trails, biking trails, and so much more to discover in Colorado Springs. But which spots are dog-friendly? And what does each park have to offer? Maybe you want to take your pup for a gorgeous hike on the mountain trails, but first, you want to know what the trails are like—how difficult they are and how long they are. No worries! We've got all the details you're looking for in the lists below.

Were you looking for some dog-friendly activities that are a little more chill? We've got those too! Just click here to find all of the best dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Colorado Springs, CO. There are more than enough restaurants from every genre with beautiful pet-friendly patios, so everyone can find something they love. And the staff at these delicious eateries will welcome your little furbaby with open arms.

And don't forget to find the best local pet care in town too! If you're looking for pet groomers, cat sitters, dog walkers, and more… click here to find all of the best, certified, and most reputable pet care companies in town.

But if you're ready to spend some time in the great outdoors, let's get onto the lists!

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The 8 Best Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas in Colorado Springs, CO:


  1. Arkansas Riverwalk Dog Park
  2. Bear Creek Dog Park
  3. Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park
  4. Eastridge Dog Park
  5. Fox Run Dog Park
  6. Garden of the Gods Dog Area
  7. Palmer Park Dog Park
  8. Rampart Dog Park

Arkansas Riverwalk Dog Park — 575 Ash St, Cañon City, CO 81212

Arkansas Riverwalk Dog Park is a fully fenced-in dog park in the Cañon City area. It has canine agility equipment as well as a separate fenced-in section for smaller dogs to play in. This dog park has plenty of space for dogs to run around together. The Arkansas Riverwalk Dog Park even has a shade pavilion to help keep everyone cool on those hot summer days. It's the perfect spot for them to get rid of all their extra energy.

Bear Creek Dog Park — S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Bear Creek Dog Park is one of the most popular dog parks in Colorado Springs. It has 25 acres of fully fenced-in off-leash space where your pup and their friends can run and roam free to their heart's desire. This park has open prairie space, hills, woods, and a creek where they can splash and play. You'll also find a separate section for small dogs and senior dogs, as well as a section with canine agility equipment. What more could you ask for in a dog park?

Hound at dog park

Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park — 1560 Charmwood Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park is a fully fenced-in smaller dog park. It has a section for the larger and more active dogs and a separate section for smaller, timider, or senior dogs. The ground covering is mulch, and it is conveniently located near a few apartment complexes and multiple neighborhoods.

Eastridge Dog Park — Shawnee Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Eastridge Dog Park is a fully fenced-in dog park with 2.5 acres of open space for your dog to run and play with the other pups. This park provides waste stations, water stations, benches for the humans, and trash cans. Eastridge Park also offers an on-leash, dog-friendly hiking trail, so you and your dog can be active together. Plus picnic pavilions and sports fields that the whole family can enjoy.

Fox Run Dog Park — 2110 Stella Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Fox Run Dog Park is a fully fenced-in dog park with 5 acres of off-leash space for canines to run and play freely. There are separate sections for small and large dogs, plus waste stations, water stations, benches for the humans, and shaded areas to help keep everyone cool on hot sunny days.

Garden of the Gods Dog Area — 1657 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Garden of the Gods Dog Area is an off-leash dog space where pups can run around and play freely. But keep in mind, there is no fence to contain your dog, so make sure they listen well when you call. Dogs are also allowed on-leash on the hiking trails in Garden of the Gods. This area is a National Natural Landmark, and you'll love the gorgeous views and amazing rock formations.

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Palmer Park Dog Park — 3650 Maizeland Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

Palmer Park Dog Park is a fully fenced-in dog park in Colorado Springs with a gravel-and-sand mixture as its ground covering, and plenty of off-leash space for your pup to run and play. This park provides benches for the humans, plus water fountains and large tree logs that many people use as canine agility equipment.

Rampart Dog Park — 8270 Lexington Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Rampart Dog Park is a big open, flat space surrounded by shade trees and mountains. It is fully fenced-in and provides water spigots to help keep your pup cooled off during those hot summer days. The ground has both grass and mulch ground covering. And you'll find benches to sit on, plus canine agility equipment.

10 Dog-Friendly Trails in Colorado Springs, CO

BONUS! We've found some great dog-friendly hiking trails for you and your pup to try out too. Because who goes to Colorado Springs, CO, and doesn't want to do a little hiking? And don't worry… even if you're not an avid hiker, there are still several easy trails—so you can enjoy the sights with your favorite furball too. Check out these trails to determine which one suits your needs and wants the best.

Palmer, Buckskin-Charley, Niobrara, and Bretag Trail Loop

  • Located in the Garden of the Gods
  • 4.0-mile loop trail
  • Considered easy
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

Pulpit Rock Park Loop

  • Located in Austin Bluffs Open Space
  • 4.2-mile loop trail
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Hiking with dog in mountains


Mount Rosa Trail

  • Located in Pike National Forest
  • 6.9-mile out-and-back trail
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

Palmer Park Outer Loop Trail

  • Located in Palmer Park
  • 7.4-mile loop trail
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4 out of 5 stars

Black Forest Section 16 Loop

  • Located in the Black Forest Regional Park
  • 3.8-mile loop trail
  • Considered easy
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
Sitting with Husky on hike


Gray Back Peak Trail

  • Located in Pike National Forest
  • 3.3-mile out-and-back trail
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

Mount Buckhorn Trail to Seven Bridges Trail Loop

  • Located in North Cheyenne Cañon Park
  • 6.8-mile loop trail
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

Pulpit Rock Peak Loop

  • Located in Austin Bluffs Open Space
  • 2.4-mile loop trail
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
Happy dog hiking on leash


Cheyenne and Grandview Trail Loop

  • Located in Palmer Park
  • 1.8-mile loop trail
  • Considered easy
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

Stratton Open Space Ponderosa and Ridge Loop

  • Located in Stratton Open Space
  • 1.1-mile loop trail
  • Considered easy
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars

Colorado Springs is for dog lovers and adventure seekers!

Now that you've seen the lists of dog parks, off-leash areas, and dog-friendly hiking trails in Colorado Springs… you'll have more than enough beautiful places to take your pup for a walk, hike, or just some good old off-leash run around time. So what are you waiting for? It's time to get outdoors!

For more articles about dog-friendly activities and pet-parenting advice, check out the Blog at LocalPetCare.com.


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