There is something special about spending some time with your pawtastic pup in the outdoors. If you are looking for a pup-friendly place to take a hike with Fido, checkout the Birdwalk Trail in Weld County, Colorado.
You will find easy parking for this trailhead at the Pawnee National Grassland's Crow Valley Recreation Area’s campground on Weld County Road 77. Grab some water bottles and your pup’s leash, and off you go!
This trail heads south from the parking lot and is situated in the Araphahoe and Roosevelt National Forest. It is an easy, out-and-back walk, which is relatively short, so any pup-ability will be able to handle and enjoy this hike. The trail skirts the Crow Valley Recreation Area’s southernmost border where you will be surrounded by an area of cottonwoods and views of mountainous regions. Your pup can enjoy traversing the often-dry Crow Creek River bed, and you can listen to the many sounds of migrating birds as you hike this trail. The sounds and views of spectacular birds are best heard during their fall and spring migration periods.
Although there are no restrooms along the trail, you will find them conveniently located at the campground, near the parking lot. Water is available seasonally during the warm weather months there as well. If you would like to extend your hike, the trailhead of the Trail of the Morning Dove is also accessible from this parking lot and heads north. Pups are always required to be on leash on either trail and in the campground itself. Be sure to bring clean up bags and keep this beautiful land looking pawrific!
Enjoy Colorful Colorado on a hike with your pawtastic pup in the national forest. You will create lots of memories and have loads of fun!
You will find plenty of shade along this trail, useful during the warm-weather months. Even for a short hike, you should always carry water in this dry climate.