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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 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 six feet, 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 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. White Sands National Park is open daily, year-round, apart from Christmas Day. Hours of operation vary throughout the year, so dog owners should check the website before planning their visit. See Details
Pet Friendly Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park
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. 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
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. See Details
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
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
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
Pecos National Historical Park Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos, NM, is dog-friendly. 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. Pecos National Historical Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. 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. 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. Rockhound State Park is open Wednesday through Sunday, and the Rockhound Gate is closed from sunset to 7am. Spring Canyon Hours are from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Clayton Lake State Park Clayton Lake State Park is a pet-friendly state park in New Mexico. 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. There are a few dog-friendly trails for leashed pups to explore, too. Clayton Lake State Park is open every day of the week, 24-hours a day. 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
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
Enchantment Vineyards Dogs are allowed to join their owners on the patio at Enchantment Vineyards. This family-owned and operated vineyard and winery is located in Portales, New Mexico. Due to the popularity of their products, they ship their wines across the country. If you want to go to the place where it all begins, you can check out the carefully crafted bottles of red, white, and rose at their base in Portales. The tasting room at Enchantment Vineyards is open Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Westland Park Dog Park Great big, grass,fenced dog park with great big trees, walking paths. Not sure the have water. But dog park is park of bigger park along a nice river with paved walking paths. See Details
Santa Fe Jeep Tours Santa Fe Jeep Tours is pet-friendly. 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. Tours are available every day of the week from 7 am to 7 pm. Dogs over 70 lb will be charged a fee of $96 each. Dogs who weigh less than 70 lb are free to go. However, should the dog shed excessively and/or have an accident in the rig, there's a $100 clean-up fee See Details
Santa Fe Animal Shelter Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park which includes a separate area for small dogs and water spigots. Be careful - they may get muddy! See Details
Santa Fe Brewing Taproom Santa Fe Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery in Santa Fe, NM. They welcome dogs to join their owners in the brewery. The beer on offer is brewed in the nearby brewery and often changes, giving visitors a new taste regularly. See Details
Tom Bolack Urban Forest Park This off-leash park features on fenced in area for little and big dogs to play together. Humans have access to a water spigot to fill dog bowls on hot summer days. 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
Hillcrest Dog Park Hillcrest Dog Park in Clovis, NM, has two fenced in off-leash dog parks, one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs. The larger dog area has a lot more space for ball throwing and chasing, which the smaller dog area has trees. Both dog areas have three or more fake fire hydrants for dogs to use, as well as public spigots for filling up water dishes. The city has many rules posted, most important being that all dogs must have a current city license and be current on all vaccinations. Dogs younger than 4 months are not allowed. See Details
Carole Wheeler Dog Park Take Fido to Carole Wheeler Dog Park in Truth or Consequences, NM. The dog park features separate areas for large, small, and socially challenged dogs. Owners can relax next to Ralph Edwards Fishing Pond while Fido expends his energy in this safe, fully enclosed space. The park also has beautiful views of nearby mountains and the Rio Grande River. See Details
Magical Old Town: Past and Present 'Magical Old Town: Past and Present' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Greg. You and your pooch will be invited to the host's home where you will be served coffee, tea and biscochitos and talk about the history and life of the plaza during the Spanish, Mexican and American colonial periods.Your host will then take you on guided walk through the plaza where you will get to see the architecture, hear local lore, talk with residents and discover other points of interest. Please note that someone in your party may need to wait outside at stops that visit the inside of a building where dogs are not allowed. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
USS Bullhead Park Dog Park The USS Bullhead Park Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in southwest Albuquerque, NM. Remember to have some water on hand, as this park doesn't have a water supply for the dogs. See Details
Rio Grande Triangle Park Rio Grande Triangle Park is a dog park in Albuquerque, NM. This large, clean, partially-shaded park has a separate area for small dogs, artificial grass, benches, water, toys, and pet waste stations. See Details
Cottonwood Mall Cottonwood Mall is pet-friendly. This popular shopping mall is home to 135 different stores, many of which allow dogs. Make sure you check on the door for the indication that dogs are welcome. There are comfort stations throughout the mall, so you can clean up any mess that your pup leaves behind. The mall is also home to a dog park. The premium dog park at is located in the NE 'barking' lot across from Taco Cabana. The park features agility courses and areas for small or large dogs in addition to single dog runs. See Details