Leaf-Peeping Pooch

Colorado Springs dog friendly hikes

Fall is in the air! I love the smell of fall and my parents took me for a hike where I got a big whiff of it. This week is the perfect week to check out the aspens change colors.  The Crags hike was colorful and so much fun! There were lots of other dogs there – five that looked just like me. Mom put that darn thing on my back again but I didn’t let it stop me from heading to the creek and sniffing for squirrels!  At the top of this fairly easy hike, I felt like I was on top of the world.  Check out the photos in the Photo Gallery to see more.

Seven Bridges Trail

ImageWhen mom and I go for walks now, she puts this heavy thing on my back.  It really messes with my ability to mark my spot on everything.  But I learned a trick to getting it off…go swimming!  She kept saying something about her cell phone getting wet, but I wasn’t concerned- there was a creek for me to explore! Mom kept walking on these wooden things, but I didn’t bother with them.  I love getting my paws wet.  We had a great hike up in the mountains.  The forest provided plenty of shade and plenty of squirrel sightings.

~Chief

For driving directions and other information about Seven Bridges Trail click here.

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Red Rocks Canyon Open Space

Chief with the Garden of the Gods in the distance.

One of my favorite open spaces in Colorado Springs is at Red Rocks Canyon Open Space.  Over 13 miles of hiking for me to explore with views of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak that every dog and human has to love.  Mom keeps me on a leash for most of the hike, but there are two areas where I get to run free!  Watch out for the cactus though, sniff em and they hurt!

~Chief