Happy Trails To You…..And Your Pets, Too!!
Updated January 3, 2021
Ranger explored the Denver metro area for the best trails and hikes for senior dogs.
He rated them 1-4 howls based on smoothness and width of trail, amount of tree-covered areas, things to see and do (bonus paw for stream or pond for cooling the paws), number of other dogs likely to be there, bicycles, etc…
Jewell Wetlands,- S. Potomac St. & E. Jewell Ave. Aurora, CO 80012
3+ Howls! – Great open trails, lots of wildlife, small pond and stream.
Delaney Farms- 170 South Chambers Road, Aurora 80012
2 Howls! – Nice wide trails, few trees so it gets very hot in the summer, Lots of bugs and prairie dogs to watch.
Fox Run Regional Park-2110 Stella Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 4+ howls! –Great open trails, really cool trees for the humans, too
Star K Ranch-16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora, CO 80011
3 howls!-Nice shaded trails. Lots of prairie dogs, rabbits, and birds to watch. Can be lots of other dogs on weekends (not all polite).
A good walk with your older/slower humans.
Lookout Mountain Nature Center-910 Colorow Road, Golden CO 80401
3 howls!- Several trails, well-shaded. Nice wide paths. Lots of wildlife and smells to check out. Must be on a 5-foot leash, but a great place to explore with slower humans.