National Park

Carlsbad Caverns Dog Policy

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is Not Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Carlsbad Caverns is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, and is known for its more than 119 caves which were created by sulfuric acid dissolving limestone. Outside of the caves is a dramatic landscape in the desert that encompasses canyons, and steep ledges, and is home to a number of different flowering cactus and diverse wildlife.

While Carlsbad Caverns is not very dog friendly, and doesn't allow any dogs in the caverns themselves, there is a convenient kennel in the park. The kennel can be used for day use, and is $10/day. You can bring your dog's own bedding. They will only be provided water during the day. Please see the detailed NPS pet policy for more information.

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Pet Policy Details
Has Kennel
73 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on any unpaved park trails or offroad.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on paved roads on a 6' leash.

Location & Map

New Mexico

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