National Monument

Hagerman Fossil Beds Dog Policy

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is Not Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Hagerman Fossil Beds holds fossils of mastodons, saber-tooth cats, ground sloths, beavers, horses, and more. The fossils are mostly from the Pliocene Epoch, when this was a wetland area. The visitor center has exhibits of fossils, and has some hiking trails, though visitors cannot see actual fossils in the ground. The only visible fossils are in exhibits at the visitor center.

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is not very dog friendly. Dogs are allowed along roads and paved parking lots while on a leash, but they're not allowed on trails, and they're not allowed inside the visitor center, which is really the main attraction here.


Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on trails.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along paved roads while on a leash no longer than 6'.

Location & Map


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