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Re: good off leash hikes?

Postby JE242 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:05 am

Herman Gultch is not an off leah area, as it falls under the Clear Creek Coutny leash law. It's not in wilderness, so it's not finable by FS. But honestly that place is overrun with dogs. Even if your dog is cool, don't expect the 80 others to be. And always keep in mind-THERE IS NO POOP FAIRY!!!! Just the amount of 'poop bags' left on the trail and @ the trailhead is sickening.

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Re: good off leash hikes?

Postby peter303 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:44 am

Generally just a couple of the parks like Rocky National and Brainard have a low of ticket-happy rangers hiking around.

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Re: good off leash hikes?

Postby davebks » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:30 am

For most of the responses, thanks for the info. I saw a few good ones in there.
I havent been to Coulson yet but it is on my list.

As for Boulder's policies, yes, I have been spoiled for sure. I have hiked the Colorado trails for YEARS but never had a dog until last year.
Putting aside people's needs to tell me to be a good dog owner, I would like some more trail recommendations if possible.

I have an aussie, hes very well trained, we've hiked 100's of miles already and hes great out there. I do clean up my poop and carry it, he loves other dogs, he is not going to eat you, or your kids, or your dog, etc. Does that cover all your issues??? :-k

Putting that aside I like the flatirons stuff but like to get out deeper into the woods with him. I was shocked to hear Rollins Pass was on leash. I swear I have seen dogs there all the time off leash but when I called the ranger said its on leash. All the trails I have hiked I always did without a dog so I never paid attention to whether they could be up there or off leash. Now I have to look back and re-research all these places. What a pain.

Anyway, more suggestions please!!! Thanks!!!! :wft:

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