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dog-friendly hikes

Hike We Like: Herman Gulch Trail

This out-and-back near Idaho Springs leads to an alpine lake that is perfect for cooling off in the dog days of summer—plus you’ll get a great workout with stunning views.

Hike We Like: Mt. Harvard

Fields of wildflowers and panoramic views of the Collegiate Peaks towering over the Arkansas Valley make every step of this straightforward fourteener a rewarding journey.

Hike We Like: Crater Lakes

This forested trail through the James Peak Wilderness leads to a pair of sparkling, trout-filled lakes nestled beneath the Continental Divide.

Hike We Like: Red Mountain Trail

Not up for the Manitou Incline’s grueling 2,744 stairs? Try this adjacent 2.6-mile out-and-back trail, with a summit that offers views of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, and Garden of the Gods.

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