The Highline Lake State Park is a super pet-friendly recreational area near Loma in Colorado. The park has two lakes, Highline Lake and Mack Mesa Lake, which are surrounded by desert, so the lake waters are a great reprieve from the arid environment. As well as boating and fishing, other popular activities here are walking, hiking and mountain biking.
The park has a campsite and also a visitor's center where trail maps can be picked up free of charge. Entrance to the Highline Lake State Park is not free of charge. A day pass costs $7, or a yearly Colorado State Pass is $70. Seniors over the age of sixty-four can obtain an annual pass for $60. A National States Park Pass is not valid for free entry at this park as it is not classified as a national park.
Highline Lake State Park has seven trails with varying grades of difficulty. One, the Eighteen Hours of Fruta Trail, is used as an endurance course for competition cycling during May, but the six-mile loop isn't classed as a hard walk for the energetic. The Highline Lake Trail skirts around the lake for three and a half miles and offers walkers a chance to spot some of the areas shyer fauna like deer.
There's a lot to explore in the Highline Lake State Park. If visitors want to camp there and make the most of their stay, there is a $20 per day camping fee charged from the 1st of May through to the end of September when the price is reduced to $18 for the winter months. Whichever trail pet parents take their fur buddy on, they must pick up all evidence of excrement.
Highline Lake State Park is a pet-loving park and pet owners have the responsibility of making sure it stays that way. While dogs might not be allowed near the public swim beach on the lake shoreline, they have been designated their own special place where they can get into the water by the East Boat Ramp, and it's just for them, no people allowed.