The park is a whopping 107 acres of mountainous open spaces, beautiful greenery as far as the eye can see, simple trails, hikes, a large space for the pups to socialize, meadows, creeks, everything you would hope for in a dog park in beautiful Evergreen.
This park offers a variety of options and has a total of 3.2 miles of trail. The simplest of trails is the “Waggin’ Trail” it’s the best option for dogs and humans that may not be as physically fit. It’s even accessible for people with disabilities. It’s 0.8 miles of crushed gravel and slight hills so just about anyone can enjoy its beautiful views and landscape.
The trails my pups and I usually venture on are the combination of the “Bone-anza”, “Stagecoach cutoff,” and the “Stagecoach Hollow” trails. Those (Bone-anza in particular) are more of a hike than Waggin’ Trails.
It’s the perfect hike for you and your pups to get some exercise while appreciating Mother Nature at it’s finest. You’ll be surrounded by trees, shade, wild flowers, streams, meadows, lush grass, you name it. It’s gorgeous!
As for the difficulty of the hike it’s not too bad. There are some decent inclines but nothing too strenuous, just give you and your dogs some frequent water breaks (as you always should) and you should be just fine.
Even little old Petie, with her wheezing problem loves this route! The most strenuous part for me are the stairs that I believe are on the Stagecoach Cutoff trail. But to be fair, all stairs are strenuous for me. I hate stairs. Hate them.
It’s also a good trail for Laverne who can sometimes be fearful of other dogs. When we do run into other dogs they’re both normally too entertained by nature to notice each other’s existence. Even when they do approach her it’s just for a quick hello like on normal walks and hike and they’re on their way. It’s the only dog park I can take Laverne to where she keeps her cool.
Fair warning there are some parts of the outer trails that aren’t completely fenced so if your dog doesn’t answer to you, you may have some problems. Granted the trails are all pretty far from the property line, but I would still be extra cautious of their whereabouts.
I’ve seen people put bells on their dog’s collars so they know where they are, although also I’ve heard that bells are used to ward off bears, but I’ve never actually heard of a bear siting out there… It’s a good idea either way. Another side note is there will be sometimes be elk and other wildlife.
Your other option is to visit the two fenced areas for a chance for your dogs to gallivant around and make friends. One of the areas is in lots of trees and one is just a vast open space.
The open space tends to be where all the action takes place. For that reason I don’t normally take Laverne through there unless it’s mostly empty. However, I have gone to this section of the park with some of my other dog friends and they love it! It’s a huge space for dogs to run around, play fetch, play with dog friends, and just go crazy.
As for the people, it’s pretty inconsistent. You’ll have the overly friendly type, the overly reserved type, it’s Evergreen so naturally there will be the few snooty rich type - you’ll just about see it all. I once saw a lady on the hike portion making a business call…
I highly recommend making this the destination for your next adventure. Be prepared to come home with a happy, tired, and probably muddy dog. I recommend putting towels on your seats…
For a trail map visit their website!
32391 Stagecoach Blvd, Evergreen CO 80439