Dog Friendly Activities in New Mexico

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in New Mexico, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly ABQ Trolley Company
ABQ Trolley Company Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join their humans for an 85-minute narrated tour aboard ABQ Trolley Company's open-air trolley in Albuquerque, NM. These dog-friendly tours depart from Historic Old Town. Periodic closures occur throughout the season. For specific closure information, visit the ABQ Trolley Co. website. See Details
Pet Friendly White Sands National Park
White Sands National Park Fido is welcome to explore the extremely rare gypsum sand dunes at White Sands National Park in Alamogordo, NM. Dogs are permitted as long as they are on a leash no longer than 6', cleaned up after, given lots of water, and never left unattended. Dogs are not allowed inside White Sands' visitor center. Admire the expanse of sparkling sand and panoramic mountain views by hiking the pet-friendly Alkali Flat Trail. This sandy trail is well-marked but does not have any shade. Visitors should plan to hike the trail in Spring, Autumn, or in the early morning and evening if visiting in summertime. Carry plenty of water for yourself and Fido. See Details
Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park This spectacular off-leash park has 138 acres of arroyos and hills, miles of trails, and commanding views of Santa Fe, NM. Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park is one of the largest parks of its kind in the United States. The dog-friendly park is not fenced-in, but dogs can roam comfortably on the trails without approaching the outer perimeters. Dogs are allowed off leash to run and play. Patrons are asked to look out for and clean up after their dogs. See Details
Roswell UFO Spacewalk Roswell UFO Spacewalk in Roswell, NM, is pet friendly. The Spacewalk features a walk-through blacklight alien adventure that transports you onto an alien ship and planet. The lobby features the retro sci-fi art of the creator, Bryan Ward, and a selection of unique space toys. See Details
PistachioLand PistachioLand offers a dog-friendly tour of a pistachio tree ranch in Alamagordo, NM. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you tour the grounds on a motorized vehicle operated by staff, take a picture next to the "World's Largest Pistachio," and find a snack or treat in the country store to take home. The two stores offer pistachio samples and free wine tasting. Fido can even enjoy a pup cup from the ice cream counter! See Details
International UFO Museum & Research Center The pet-friendly International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, NM, was created to inform the public about what has come to be known as "The Roswell Incident." The museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials and information related to the 1947 Roswell Incident and other unexplained phenomena related to UFO research. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed in the museum and gift store. See Details
Petroglyph National Monument Leashed pets are welcome throughout many of the areas within Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, NM. The park offers multiple, dog-friendly hiking trails varying in length with ancient petroglyphs etched into the rocks. Dogs can join you as you explore Rinconada Canyon, Piedras Marcadas Canyon, and the Volcanoes Day Use Area. The only areas where dogs are not allowed are the Boca Negra Canyon and inside any public buildings. There is no fee to enter the National Park; there is one trail that has a parking fee, but that trail does not allow dogs. Watch out for snakes and bring plenty of water! See Details
Pecos National Historical Park Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos, NM, is dog- riendly. In addition to the well-known pueblo and mission, the park offers many other connections to Southwestern history and culture: a stage stop on the Santa Fe Trail, Civil War battle sites, New Mexico ranch history, Route 66 history, and more. Pets are allowed on the trails throughout the park on a leash. Be sure to stop in the Visitor Center to get Fido's BARK Ranger tag! See Details
Rockhound State Park Rockhound State Park is set in the rugged slopes of the Little Florida Mountains in Deming, NM. The park features trails, wildflowers, unique geology, and a peaceful campground. Bring Fido to the Spring Canyon unit of the park for a hike and a picnic. Dog owners should clean up after their pet, keep them on a short leash to avoid cacti, and watch out for snakes during snake season. Visitors should check the weather before planning their outing, as it can get very hot. The welcome center has dog bowls on the front patio where Fido can refuel. See Details
Clayton Lake State Park Clayton Lake State Park is a pet-friendly state park in Clayton, NM. It features a 170-acre recreational reservoir and a fossil trackway with dinosaur footprints. You and your pooch can enjoy the rolling grasslands, volcanic rocks, and sandstone bluffs that make up the landscape. The park area was a stopover point for travelers along the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail. See Details
Dog Park at Tom Bolack Urban Forest Park Bring your pup for a day of play at Tom Bolack Urban Forest Park's dog park in Albuquerque, NM. It features a fenced, off-leash area for large and small dogs to play together. Additional amenities include picnic tables, trash receptacles, and water access. See Details
City of Rocks State Park City of Rocks State Park is a dog-friendly park in Faywood, NM, and gets its name from volcanic rock formations. The park is one square mile and is located in the scenic Chihuahuan desert region of southwestern New Mexico. Dogs are welcome on the trails that weave around the park, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Santa Fe Pedicabs Dogs are welcome in Santa Fe Pedicabs in Santa Fe, NM. They are pet-friendly with custom tours to the local areas historical, cultural, and shopping hot spots. See Details
Enchantment Vineyards Dogs are allowed to join their owners on the patio at Enchantment Vineyards in Portales, NM. This family-owned and pet-friendly vineyard produces bottles of red, white, and rose wines. The outside space offers lots of seating and a grassy lawn for you and Fido to relax. See Details
Russell's Truck & Travel Center Russell's Travel Center in Tucumcari, NM, is home to a small dog park. Located on Historic Route 66, it's a great place to refuel, grab supplies and let your dog stretch their legs in the small recreation area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Westland Park Dog Park Westland Park Dog Park is a great place to take Fido to release some nergy in Farmington, NM. It is fully fenced with lush grass and tall, shady trees. There are separate spaced for large and small dogs, waste stations and water access. See Details
Santa Fe Jeep Tours Santa Fe Jeep Tours is a pet-friendly activity in Santa Fe, NM. This guided one-of-a-kind experience allows you and your pooch to explore Santa Fe and the surrounding desert & mountain ranges. Their Jeep Wranglers will take you from the desert to the mountains and everywhere in-between. The tours include the 4-hour Devil’s Throne, the 3-hour Santa Fe Ski Basin Tour, the 4-hour Cow Creek, and the 6-8-hour Elk Mountain Tour. If you want a mix of desert, canyon, and mountain, the Los Alamos Dome Tour is a perfect blend of all three. Please disclose the breed and weight of your dog(s) when booking and an appropriate fee will be added. See Details
Grants Dog Park Grants Dog Park (also known as K-9 Community Park) is an off-leash area for Fido to run and play in Grants, NM. It is fully-fenced, covered in grass for fetch, offers shady trees on hot days, and benches for pet owners. See Details
Santa Fe Animal Shelter Dog Park Santa Fe Animal Shelter Dog Park is located at the entrance of the shelter's campus in Santa Fe, NM. The large, 7-acre space is open to the public and features separate large and small dog areas. There is also a separate, solo-use space for dogs to release some energy by themselves. Water and waste receptacles are available, just bring Fido's water bowl and waste bags. See Details
Santa Fe Brewing - The Brakeroom Santa Fe Brewing's dog-friendly location on Galisteo Street called he Brakeroom welcomes Fido to join you in the tasting room or on the heated patio. The beer on offer is brewed in the nearby brewery and often changes, giving visitors a new taste regularly. See Details
Burn Lake Dog Park Burn Lake Dog Park in Las Cruces, NM offers canine visitors 6,775 square-feet of fenced space to let loose and everything they need for a fun day, including shade structures to beat the heat, water fountains, obstacles and trees. There are also benches for owners to watch all the action from. See Details
Woof Bowl Dog Park Woof Bowl Dog Park in Roswell, NM, offers both small and large dog areas, plenty of shade trees, and water fountains for dogs and their owners. The park is located next to Wool Bowl Football Stadium. See Details
City of Carlsbad Dog Park The City of Carlsbad Dog Park is a great place to take Fido to run and play off leash in Carlsbad, NM. The park is located inside of Bataan Recreation Area and includes two separate area for large and small dogs. Amenities include double-gated entry, benches, a shelter, waste stations, and lights for nighttime play. See Details
Nambe Waterfalls and Lake Recreation Area Nambe Waterfalls and State Recreation Area in Santa Fe, NM is a pet-friendly outdoor destination. Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this spectacular waterfall is the result of a dam being built to supply drinking water to locals. The short trail to the falls is only half a mile in length. Along the way, pause to take in mountain views and cool down in creek crossings. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails in the recreation area. See Details