Dogs get cabin fever too! With the weather changing in Western Colorado, it's time to get back outside and enjoy all the great trails that Grand Junction has to offer.

As long as your dog is on a leash it is welcome at all the trails we are about to look at today that all make for fun places to get out and run with your pup.

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Are Dogs Allowed on Trails in Grand Junction, Colorado?

If your dog is on a leash, it is welcome to explore the many trails on today's list along with you. Some of the trails are short and sweet and others make for longer adventures and day trips out into the incredible scenery in the Grand Valley. Just remember your leash, and bring some water and a snack for your dog, as well as yourself.

Great Hiking Trails for Dogs in Western Colorado

The 12 hikes we will be taking a closer look at today are all in and around the Grand Junction and Fruita area. If you are up for a short drive we have a few recommendations for that area outside of town as well.

Consider the Silver Jack Shoreline Trail in Montrose, Colorado,  or the Coyote Trail at Rifle Falls State Park. Drive a bit further and explore the Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail near Telluride.

Check Out 12 Picks for a Fun Hike in Grand Junction, Colorado with Your Dog

Here in Grand Junction, some great places to head out with your dog include:

The Mica Mine TrailThe Palisade Rim TrailThe Window Rock Trail in the CNMThe Lunch LoopsHighline Lake TrailThe Paleo Trail in FruitaSerpent’s Trail in the CNMOtto’s Trail in the CNMMonument Canyon Loop in the CNMThe CCC Blackridge TrailThe Old Spanish Trailand the Rattlesnake Arches Trail. We will take a closer look at all of them in the photo gallery below.

We would love to see a photo of you and your dog out enjoying these trails. Be sure to snap a selfie and send it in on our station app along with what you thought of these trails.

Grand Junction, Colorado Trails Perfect for Walking Your Dog on a Leash

Check out our picks for some of the best places to hike with your dog (on a leash) in Grand Junction. These trails range from easy to moderate. We've included several shorter easy trails along with a couple of longer ones in case you want your adventure to last all day.

5 Fun Trails You Can Do in One Day at the Colorado National Monument

See some of the best features inside the National Monument by selecting these short to moderate trails that can all be done in one day or separately.

KEEP GOING: Enjoy 40 Frozen Winter Photos From Colorado's Window Rock Trail

Enjoy these winter views of Window Rock Trail inside the Colorado National Monument.