Best Dog Hikes Colorado

Best Dog Hikes Colorado

by Emma Walker

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Overview

This guidebook reveals the 52 best hiking trails in Colorado that are dog friendly. Included throughout are color maps and photos, helpful tips and sidebars, and tailored hike specs for leash requirements. Introductory material includes helpful dog packing and preparation information before you hit the trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493041299
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/12/2019
Series: Best Dog Hikes Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 471,284
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Emma Walker grew up in the Rockies, then moved to Alaska in search of adventure. She currently lives in Golden, Colorado with her loyal dog, Bodhi. A Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, whitewater raft guide, and American Avalanche Association member, she has an M.S. in Outdoor and Environmental Education and is a member of the American Alpine Club. Her writing has been published in Outside, Trail Runner, Verticulture, Powder Magazine, and O.A.R.S. Blog.

Table of Contents

Meet Your Guide ix

Introduction xi

What's Different About Hiking With Your Dog? xii

General Overview of Regulations xii

What You'll Need to Bring xiii

Preparing Your Dog to Hit the Trail xvi

Hazards on the Trail xix

How to Use this Guide xxv

Eastern Plains 1

1 Homestead Trail 2

2 Picketwire Canyonlands 7

3 Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space 12

4 Pawnee Buttes 18

5 South Shoreline Trail 23

Front Range 28

6 Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area 29

7 Lory State Park Loop 34

8 Dome Mountain Trail 40

9 Devil's Backbone Nature Trail 43

10 Mount Audubon 46

11 Blue Lake 49

12 Bear Peak 52

13 Walker Ranch Loop 56

14 Marshall Mesa 59

15 Eldorado Canyon Trail 62

16 Beaver Brook Trail 65

Southern Front Range 69

17 Susan G. Bretag / Palmer Loop 70

18 Lower Barr Trail 74

19 Horsethief Falls 77

20 Red Rock Canyon Trail 80

21 Mount Cutler Trail 83

22 Thompson Mountain 86

23 Newlin Creek Trail 91

24 Crags Trail 94

25 Reilly and Levsa Canyons 97

North of I-70 100

26 Kelly Lake 101

27 Seven Lakes 106

28 Silver Creek Trail 111

29 Coyote and Squirrel Loop 116

30 Black Mountain (West Summit) Trail 121

I-70 Corridor 126

31 Wheeler Trail 127

32 Storm King Fourteen Memorial Trail 131

33 Mount Thomas Trail 136

34 Granite Lakes Trail 140

South of I-70 145

35 Mount Massive 146

36 Harvard Lakes 152

37 Notch Mountain 157

38 Spanish Peaks Traverse 162

39 Middle Frisco Trail 167

40 Alberta Peak: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 172

41 Williams Creek Trail 176

42 Devils Creek and Lake 181

43 Washington Gulch Trail 186

44 Ptarmigan Lake 191

Western Colorado 195

45 Marvine Loop 196

46 Devils Canyon 201

47 Big Dominguez Canyon 206

48 Upper Roubideau Area Loop 211

49 Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail 216

50 Cascade and Portland Loop 220

51 Pass and Coal Creek Loop 226

52 First Fork and Rod Creek Loop 231

Appendix A Hiking Gear 237

Appendix B Medical Emergencies and Treatment 245

Appendix C Wildlife Conflicts 248

Hike Index 252

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