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 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, 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
PistachioLand PistachioLand offers a dog-friendly tour of a pistachio tree ranch in Alamogordo, 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 although they don't have a full dog menu, they offer pup cups in the country store to take home. The two stores offer pistachio samples and free wine tasting. See Details
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
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
Nedra Matteucci Galleries Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners at Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, NM. The pet-friendly property features lush greenery, gardens, sculptures, and a lake with a fountain. Fido must be leashed and try not to disturb the ducks that have settled on the property. 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
The Santa Fe Reptile and Bug Museum The Santa Fe Reptile and Bug Museum is a unique, family and dog-friendly experience located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibit on display contains 4,700 mounted insects from around the world which boast some of the largest and rarest insect and arachnid specimens anywhere. There's also a collection of 150 live animals. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed inside. 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
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
Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano Visit the Land of Fire and Ice at the Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano in Grants, NM. This dog-friendly trail follows an ancient lava trail amidst old-growth trees to an ice cave. The cool air inside the cave is a welcome respite after the hike. The trail is wide and paved and about 1.5-miles long. Be prepared for a 150-foot elevation gain as you ascend. The trail returns to the Trading Post., but someone will need to wait with Fido because only service dogs are allowed inside the store. 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
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
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
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
Deming Dog Park Deming Dog Park in Deming, NM, has separate areas for large and small dogs, benches, and plenty of shade for Fido. The fully-enclosed park occupies an expansive grassy area which is ideal for a game of fetch or a chase with Fido's friends. There are pet waste stations on site, but owners should bring water for their dogs. See Details
Kit Carson Park Kit Carson Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Taos, NM. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you go for a walk throughout this 19-acre park which features barbecue areas, picnic tables, a .75-mile walking track, and even a dog park! See Details
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