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Colorado's Ultimate Dog Parks: 10 Canine Paradises to Explore

on October 24, 2023

When you think of Colorado, visions of skiing, hiking, and the majestic Rockies might come to mind. But there's more to the Centennial State than an abundance of outdoor scenery and activities — it's also a dog lover's dream! For those seeking the best places to let their four-legged friends frolic freely in gorgeous environments with fresh air, we've compiled a list of our top 10 dog parks across Colorado.

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Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (Aurora)

Location: 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014

Hours: 5 AM - 10 PM daily

Highlights: This park boasts an expansive 107-acre off-leash area where dogs have many options to keep them busy and embrace their wild side. There are creeks for your pup to swim in, meadows to sniff, and plenty of open space to release the zoomies.

Note: a state park pass or daily fee is required to enter the park.

Bark Park at Bear Creek Park (Colorado Springs)

Location: 21st and Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Highlights: This 25-acre park features trails, agility equipment, and a separate area dedicated to small dogs so that all energy and size levels are accommodated. This is ideal for dogs who may be more sensitive to others’ sizes and energy levels.

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Greenway Off-Leash Dog Park (Denver)

Location: 2002 N Spruce St, Denver, CO 80238

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Highlights: An urban haven, this park boasts a fenced, sandy area for dogs to run and play freely. The sand ensures minimal mud and maximum fun.

Railyard Dog Park (Denver)

Location: 19th and Bassett, Denver, CO 80202

Hours: 5 AM - 11 PM daily

Highlights: Its central location, pea gravel ground, and city views make it a favorite for downtown dog owners. It’s a veritable oasis in the city!

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Durango Dog Park (Durango)

Location: Highway 160 and Bennett St, Durango, CO 81301

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Highlights: Spanning 6 acres, this riverside park in the southwestern part of the state provides natural terrains with beautiful Colorado vistas. A pleasure for dogs and humans alike!

Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area (Littleton)

Location: 11500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO 80125

Hours: 5 AM - 10 PM daily

Highlights: Located southwest of Denver proper, this park offers multiple ponds in its 69-acre space. It also has distinct training areas, making it a top choice for dog owners who want more dedicated, focused play and practice.

Estes Valley Dog Park (Estes Park)

Location: 696 Community Dr., Estes Park, CO 80517

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Highlights: This gorgeous mountain town is a fan favorite and full of adventure opportunities for humans and their animals alike. This park features mountain panoramas, a dedicated pond, and areas for both large and small dogs to play separately. Just keep an eye out for the local wildlife! Elk are known to roam freely in this CO city.

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Fairgrounds Dog Park (Loveland)

Location: 700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

Hours: 6 AM - 10 PM daily

Highlights: This park boasts agility equipment, shade structures, and refreshing water stations for you and your pup to enjoy on those hot Colorado days.

French Gulch Dog Park (Breckenridge)

Location: Wellington Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Highlights: Nestled in an alpine setting, this 1.5-acre fenced area is perfect for both dogs and humans to enjoy. As an added bonus, it’s close to hiking trails, perfect for those pups who need to release their zoomies off-leash before or after a hike.

Grandview Dog Park (Arapahoe County)

Location: 17500 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80015

Hours: 5 AM - 8:30 PM daily

Highlights: At 5 acres, this park provides ample room for play. Additionally, it offers agility equipment and a small wooded area for shaded relaxation.

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Whether you're a local or just passing through, Colorado's diverse range of dog parks ensures every pup has a place to call paradise. From urban settings to alpine wonderlands, there's a park for every breed and temperament. So, pack up the treats, toys, and water bowls and embark on a memorable Colorado canine adventure!

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