National Monument

Petroglyph Dog Policy

Petroglyph National Monument is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited

Petroglyph National Monument contains one of the largest petroglpyh sites in the country. The petroglyphs were carved by both Native Americans and Spanish settlers between 700 and 400 years ago. Petroglyph National Monument offers hiking trials, with several offering petroglyph viewing opportunities.

Petroglyph National Monument is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on some trails (see below), but not allowed on some of the main petroglyph viewing trails. They are allowed on the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail, which has petroglyphs, though.

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Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on some trails while on a leash no longer than 6', but they're not allowed on some of the main ones.

Dogs are allowed at the following areas:

  • Piedras Marcadas Canyon - 1.5 miles roundtrip, 300-500 petroglyphs
  • Volcanoes Day Use Area - 1 mile to 4 miles, no petroglyphs

Dogs are allowed on part of the following trail:

  • Rinconada Canyon - Dogs are only allowed on the non-petroglyph section

Dogs are not allowed at:

  • Boca Negra Canyon

Location & Map

New Mexico

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