One thing is for sure, pets and people living in Boulder
love the outdoors. So it’s no surprise that your doggo will absolutely go mutts over Eldorado
Canyon State Park. With stunning sandstone cliffs and the meandering South
Boulder Creek, this park seriously delivers in the scenery department.
This park has five furrific trails that will give your
pal the chance to get some exercise and see its natural beauty. Eldorado Canyon
Trail, Rattlesnake Gulch, and Crescent Meadows are great options if your pup
has some energy and is up for an adventure. If you want something shorter and mellower,
hop on the Streamside or Fowler Trails. No matter where you hike, be sure to have
your camera ready. The unique rock formations and abundant wildlife make this
place a photographer’s dream.
Eldorado Canyon is also a pawsome spot for fly fishing. The creek is chock full of brown and rainbow trout. If you don’t
have a Colorado fishing license, pick one up at the Visitors Center. There’s
also a beautiful picnic area right next to South Boulder Creek. After
reeling in a few fish, enjoy a leisurely lunch with your pup. Just don’t forget
to bring them some biscuits to munch on. Tables are limited and during the summer
they fill up quickly, so head over early to grab a spot.
It’s worth noting that Eldorado Canyon is one of the premier climbing destinations in the United States. Climbers come from all around the world to scurry up the famous sandstone cliffs. While your doggo may not be the best belay partner, they are certainly welcome to watch as you make your way up the rock face.
Be sure to always carry enough water for you and your
pooch. And don’t forget to bring some clean up bags. Eldorado Canyon State Park
is one puptacular spot that your pup will want to visit again and again!