Past Walks

Bear Creek Regional Park East

Where to Meet: in dirt parking lot next to community gardens, off Rio Grande St and 21st

Details of walk: We will walk about 3 miles on this dirt trail loop.

Training opportunities: Horses sometimes on trail, as well as other wildlife at times

 

Fox Run Regional Park

Meet in the parking lot off Roller Coaster Road, just before you hit Baptist Road.

**NOTE - NOT the main parking lot**

Longer hike, will take around 3 hours to complete.

Optional: Bring a picnic lunch for after the hike.  There are picnic tables and a bathroom.

 

University Village Colorado/Pikes Peak Greenway 

Where to Meet: In amphitheater between Hacienda Colorado and Smash Burger

 

Details of walk: We will walk the Pikes Peak Greenway behind the shopping center and then do some patio work.  This is a paved trail with good shade cover over many parts of it and some opportunities to get in the creek(for the dogs that is!).  First we will wear the dogs out with a 2-3 mile walk and then for those interested, grab a coffee from Panera* and practice patio manners in the amphitheater area.
*cost of coffee or food purchased not included in the session fee

 

Training opportunities: basic trail manners, patio manners

 

Memorial Park

 

Where to Meet: Meet in dirt parking lot off Hancock.

 

Details of walk: Depending on how busy the park it, we will either head over to the lake area or walk the larger perimeter of the park.

 

Potential Triggers: adults/kids playing sports, other dogs, kids on play grounds, bicycles, skateboards, runners

 

Garden of the Gods

 

Where to Meet: Enter the park off 30th Street (main entrance), follow the loop to the main parking lot, which is on the north side of the loop. We will walk a less busy trail, but this parking lot is the best place to park.

 

Details of walk: This dirt path has enough room to pull into the field if other dogs/humans need to pass. May want to wear closed toed shoes and pants for this one since you may be standing in a field at some points of the walk.

 

Potential Triggers: other dogs, bicycles, runners, walkers, often motorcycles

 

Homestead Ranch Regional Park

 

Where to Meet:

East on HWY 24 to Elbert Road.
North 5 miles on Elbert to Sweet Road.
East 2.5 miles on Sweet to Gollihar.
North 1/2 mile on Gollihar to the park entrance on the the left.

Meet in front of the restrooms

 

Details of walk: This session includes both a hike and an opportunity for some canine swimming!  

Restrooms available at beginning/end of walk.

 

Training opportunities: Horses and other wildlife

 

If you don't want your dog to get all the way into the water or get too far away from you, bring a long training line/leash.

 

 

Fountain Creek Regional Park

 

Where to Meet: 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain, CO 80917

Meet in first parking lot (1st Left off Duckwood Road) by soccer field.

 

Fountain Creek Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, Exit 132; east on Highway 16 for .50 mile; take Security exit to Highway 85 south .50 mile to Duckwood Road.

 

Details of walk: Path is combination of sidewalk and gravel, trail meets up with creek in a few spots

 

Training opportunities: joggers, bikers, horses, children, wildlife

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

August 16

Monument Valley Park

8:00am - 10 ish

 

Where to Meet: Park where W. Fontanero ends/intersects with Culebra Ave

Map

 

Details of walk: We will walk part of the park, gravel trail, and try our paws at a basic Rally O course.  Rally O is a canine sport that consists of a series of stations where the dog and handler perform some basic moves, for example a Sit, Right Turn, Left Turn, Over, Under, etc.  No experience necessary and just for fun and mental stimulation for the dogs!

 

Training opportunities: basic obedience, people, dogs, bikes

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

August 31st

Red Rock Canyon

8:00am - 10ish

 

Where to meet: 

3550 W High St

 

From I-25 take the Cimarron Street exit west. Cimarron Street will turn into Highway 24. After the 31st light, turn left onto Ridge Road. Red Rock Canyon will be on the south side of the street. The parking lot is located at the end of Ridge Road.

 

Details of walk:

Gravel trail, will hike 2-3 miles

 

Training opportunities: basic obedience, people, dogs, bikes, horses, wildlife

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

August 17

Fountain Creek Regional Park

8:00am - 9:30ish

Where to Meet: 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain, CO 80917

Meet in first parking lot (1st Left off Duckwood Road) by soccer field.

 

Fountain Creek Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, Exit 132; east on Highway 16 for .50 mile; take Security exit to Highway 85 south .50 mile, right onto Duckwood Road.

 

Details of walk: Part of the path is sidewalk, depending on how busy, will walk some of the gravel path as well.

 

Potential Triggers: Dogs, joggers, walkers, children, off leash dogs, wildlife

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

August 30

Monument Valley Park

8:00am - 9:30ish

Where to Meet: Park where W. Fontanero ends/intersects with Culebra Ave

Map

 

Details of walk: We will walk part of the park, gravel trail, and try our paws at a basic Rally O course.  Rally O is a canine sport that consists of a series of stations where the dog and handler perform some basic moves, for example a Sit, Right Turn, Left Turn, Over, Under, etc.  No experience necessary and just for fun and mental stimulation for the dogs!

 

Potential Triggers: Dogs, joggers, walkers, children, off leash dogs, down time (while other dogs are going through rally course), watching another dog go through the course

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

 

September 28
8:00am -10:00ish
Mt. Herman

Where to meet:

Take exit 161 off I-25 in Monument and drive west(left) on 2nd street. After crossing the railroad turn left on Mitchell Rd. After half a mile turn right on Mt.Herman road. Turn left on Nursery Road and go PAST the main parking lot/trail head and then right on Schilling Ave.  The parking lot is where Schilling Ave meets Lindbergh Road. MAP

 

Details of the walk:

We will walk a loop, with some up hill and narrow sections.  Overall a fairly easy walk.

 

Training opportunities:

 It is common to find off-leash dogs on these trails and sometimes bicycles and horses.

 

Please leave your dog in your car during check in.  

 

 

October 11
9:00am*
Sondermann Park

 

Where to meet:

From southbound I-25: Exit at Fontanero Street (exit #144) and turn right. Turn left at the 4-way stop onto N Chestnut St.  Turn right at W Caramillo Street and continue straight until you reach the parking lot at Beidleman Environmental Center.

From northbound I-25: Exit at Uintah St. (exit #143) and turn left. Turn right on Walnut Street, which after a sharp curve becomes W Buena Ventura St. Turn right on N. Chestnut, then left on W Caramillo. Continue straight until you reach the parking lot at Beidleman Environmental Center.

 

Details of the walk:

Sondermann Park is a small, urban park park on the west side of the Springs.  This will be a shorter walk and great for beginngers.

 

Training opportunities:

wildlife, people, dogs

 

*Please note time change above

 

Please leave your dog in your car during check in. 

 

November 2
9:00am*
Black Forest Section 16

Where to meet:

Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road. The parking lot will be on your right.Details of the walk:

Black Forest Section 16 is a square-shaped loop in the Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs. The trail is a fairly wide gravel path with very little elevation change. The area is heavily forested, providing some shade during your hike. It is open to non-motorized use and it’s popular with horse riders.  Length: 4 mile loop.  Training opportunities:

Horses, people, bicycles, dogs

 

November 15

University Village Colorado/Pikes Peak Greenway 

9:00am

 

November 1

Fountain Creek Regional Park

9:00am

Where to Meet: 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain, CO 80917

Meet in first parking lot (1st Left off Duckwood Road) by soccer field.

 

Fountain Creek Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, Exit 132; east on Highway 16 for .50 mile; take Security exit to Highway 85 south .50 mile, right onto Duckwood Road.

 

Details of walk: Part of the path is sidewalk, depending on how busy, will walk some of the gravel path as well.

 

Potential Triggers: Dogs, joggers, walkers, children, off leash dogs, wildlife

 

December 6

Fox Run Regional Park

12:30pm

 

Where to meet: We will meet in a parking lot by the bathrooms in the lot to the right of the main entrance.  Check out this Map.

 

We will walk the roads at Fox Run for about an hour to an hour and a half.

 

Potential Triggers: While most dogs on the roads will be on leash, there is potential for some off leash dogs, horses, wildlife, people

 

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

 

Jan 25, 9:30am - Sondermann Park

Where to meet:

From southbound I-25: Exit at Fontanero Street (exit #144) and turn right. Turn left at the 4-way stop onto N Chestnut St.  Turn right at W Caramillo Street and continue straight until you reach the parking lot at Beidleman Environmental Center.

From northbound I-25: Exit at Uintah St. (exit #143) and turn right. Turn right on Walnut Street, which after a sharp curve becomes W Buena Ventura St. Turn right on N. Chestnut, then left on W Caramillo. Continue straight until you reach the parking lot at Beidleman Environmental Center.

 

Details of the walk:

Sondermann Park is a small, urban park park on the west side of the Springs.  We will walk a dirt trail loop, easy terrain.

 

Saturday, June 13 - 8:00am

Fox Run Regional Park

Where to meet:

Meet in the parking lot off Roller Coaster Road, just before you hit Baptist Road.

**NOTE - NOT the main parking lot**

 

Details of the hike:

This is a longer hike, will take around 3 hours to complete.  There is a bathroom near the parking lot.

 

Training opportunities:

Leave it of horse poop, recalls, off leash dogs and hikers

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 
Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

University Village Colorado/Pikes Peak Greenway 

Where to Meet: In amphitheater between Hacienda Colorado and Smash Burger

 

Details of walk: We will walk the Pikes Peak Greenway behind the shopping center and then do some patio work.  This is a paved trail with good shade cover over many parts of it and some opportunities to get in the creek(for the dogs that is!).  First we will wear the dogs out with a 2-3 mile walk and then for those interested, grab a coffee from Panera* and practice patio manners in the amphitheater area.
*cost of coffee or food purchased not included in the session fee

 

Training opportunities: wait on the side of the trail, loose leash walking, patio manners

March 1, 9:30am
Memorial Park
Where to meet:

Park in the dirt parking lot off Hancock, near the Firefighters Memorial.  

 

Details of the walk:

We will walk around the lake on the paved trail.  This can be a busy park, a great opportunity to work on waiting one the side of the trail, leave it off geese, joggers, etc, and loose leash walking.

 

Training opportunities:

Joggers, geese, walkers, dogs (on- and off-leash), bicycles

 

February 28, 9:30am
Garden of the Gods

Where to Meet: Enter the park off 30th Street (main entrance), follow the loop to the main parking lot, which is on the north side of the loop. We will walk a less busy trail, but this parking lot is the best place to park.

 

Details of walk: This dirt path has enough room to pull into the field if other dogs/humans need to pass. May want to wear closed toed shoes and pants for this one since you may be standing in a field at some points of the walk.

 

Potential Triggers: other dogs, bicycles, runners, walkers, often motorcycles

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

February 14, 11:00am
 Section 16Black Forest
Where to meet:

Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road. The parking lot will be on your right.

 

Details of the walk:

Black Forest Section 16 is a square-shaped loop in the Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs. The trail is a fairly wide gravel path with very little elevation change. The area is heavily forested, providing some shade during your hike. It is open to non-motorized use and it’s popular with horse riders.  Length: 4 mile loop.  

 

Training opportunities:

Horses, people, bicycles, dogs

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

Training opportunities:

wildlife, people, dogs

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

 

February 14, 9:00am
 Section 16Black Forest
Where to meet:

Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road. The parking lot will be on your right.

 

Details of the walk:

Black Forest Section 16 is a square-shaped loop in the Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs. The trail is a fairly wide gravel path with very little elevation change. The area is heavily forested, providing some shade during your hike. It is open to non-motorized use and it’s popular with horse riders.  Length: 4 mile loop.  

 

This will be a longer hike than we usually do, but the terrain is fairly flat.  There is room to pull off the trail, as there are commonly off-leash dogs.

 

Potential Triggers: Dogs (on- and off-leash), joggers, walkers, horses

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

 

Sunday, June 14 - 8:00am

Downtown Colorado Springs

Where to meet:

Antlers Park - 31 W Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

Details of the walk:

We will start in the park and play some find it games to get the dogs settled.  Then, we will walk up to Cascade and circle through downtown.  Depending on how busy it is, will depend on our exact route.  This may be a tough walk for some of the them, so be sure this is a location where you dog can be successful.  There is a farmers market at Acacia Park on Sunday mornings.

 

Potential triggers:

Other dogs, people walking and on patios, city sounds and sites, traffic

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

Saturday, June 27 - 8:00am
 Section 16Black Forest
Where to meet:

Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road. The parking lot will be on your right.

 

Details of the walk:

Black Forest Section 16 is a square-shaped loop in the Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs. The trail is a fairly wide gravel path with very little elevation change. The area is heavily forested, providing some shade during your hike. It is open to non-motorized use and it’s popular with horse riders.  Length: 4 mile loop.  

 

This will be a longer hike than we usually do, but the terrain is fairly flat.  There is room to pull off the trail, as there are commonly off-leash dogs.

 

Potential Triggers: Dogs (on- and off-leash), joggers, walkers, horses

 

Sunday, July 12 6:30pm

Homestead Ranch Regional Park

 

Where to Meet:

East on HWY 24.

Left on Elbert Road.

Drive 5 miles and take a right on Sweet Road.
Drive 2.5 miles and take a left on Golihar.

Drive 1/2 mile on Gollihar to the park entrance, turn left into the park.

Meet in front of the restrooms

 

Details of walk: We will walk a gravel trail that loops around above the main park.  There is good visibility and room to pull off the trail as needed.  With all the rain the grasses and weeds can be quite high in some areas, so it is recommended you wear pants and closed toed shoes for pulling off the trail.

 

Restrooms available at beginning/end of walk.

 

Potential Triggers: We may encounter hikers, joggers, dogs - on and off leash, and horses

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.
 
 
 
Saturday, July 25 8:00am
 
Fox Run Regional Park
 
 

Where to meet: We will meet in a parking lot by the bathrooms in the lot to the right of the main entrance.  Check out this Map.

 

We will start the walk doing some cavaletti in the park and then walk the roads at Fox Run for about an hour to an hour and a half.  

 

Potential Triggers: While most dogs on the roads will be on leash, there is potential for some off leash dogs, horses, wildlife, people

 
Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

 

Saturday, July 11 - 6:30pm
Garden of the Gods/Trading Post
 
We will hike in Garden of the Gods and then practice patio manners at the Trading Post.
 
 
Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.
 
Sunday, July 26 - 8:00am

Downtown Colorado Springs

Where to meet:

Antlers Park - 31 W Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

Details of the walk:

We will start at Antlers Park and then walk up through the heart of downtown.  We will stop by the Farmers market in the Acaia Park and then circle back to Antlers Park.

 

Training opportunities:

 

 

 

September 12, 8:00am

Homestead Ranch Regional Park

 

Where to Meet:

East on HWY 24.

Left on Elbert Road.

Drive 5 miles and take a right on Sweet Road.
Drive 2.5 miles and take a left on Golihar.

Drive 1/2 mile on Gollihar to the park entrance, turn left into the park.

Meet in front of the restrooms

 

Details of walk: We will walk a gravel trail that loops around above the main park.  There is good visibility and room to pull off the trail as needed.  With all the rain the grasses and weeds can be quite high in some areas, so it is recommended you wear pants and closed toed shoes for pulling off the trail.

 

Restrooms available at beginning/end of walk.

 

Potential Triggers: We may encounter hikers, joggers, dogs - on and off leash, and horses

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

September 26, 6:00pm

Bear Creek Regional Park East

Where to Meet: in dirt parking lot to the north of the community gardens, off Rio Grande St and 21st (not the dog park)

 

Details of walk: The trail is a dirt loop, fairly easy terrain.

 

Training opportunities: Horses sometimes on trail, dogs, joggers/walkers

 

 

Waiting at curbs, walking through crowds, leave it

 

September 12, 9:30am

Homestead Ranch Regional Park

 

Where to Meet:

East on HWY 24.

Left on Elbert Road.

Drive 5 miles and take a right on Sweet Road.
Drive 2.5 miles and take a left on Golihar.

Drive 1/2 mile on Gollihar to the park entrance, turn left into the park.

Meet in front of the restrooms

 

Details of walk: We will walk a gravel trail that loops around above the main park.  The terrain is fairly flat once you get up to the trail.  After the walk, there will be an opportunity to dip their feet in the water.  Bring a snack or picnic and we can work on patio manner after the walk (optional).

 

Restrooms available at beginning/end of walk.

 

Training opportunities: We may encounter hikers, joggers, dogs - on and off leash, and horses

 

Please leave your dog in the car when you arrive.  We will start every walk with introductions, individual goals, and any other pertinent information.

 

September 27, 8:00am

Downtown Colorado Springs

Where to meet:

Antlers Park - 31 W Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

Details of the walk:

We will start at Antlers Park and then walk up through the heart of downtown.  We will stop by the Farmers market in the Acaia Park and then circle back to Antlers Park.

 

Training opportunities:

Waiting at curbs, walking through crowds, leave it

 

Downtown Colorado Springs 

Where to Meet: We will meet in the parking garage on Cascade and Bijou. It costs $1.00 to park there, so bring cash.

 

Details of walk: We will walk some of the less busy streets around downtown. There could be a lot going on, so this will be a difficult walk for even a non-reactive dog.  If your dog is triggered by humans, this will not be a good option for them as there is not a lot of room to add distance.

 

Potential Triggers: people, art sculptures, children, lights, noises, smells

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