A black and white image of a curly haired dog.
Cuca, the Frey family's beloved dog.

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Pets are not allowed on all trails or in facilities at Bandelier National Monument.. However, service animals are permitted.

Pets are allowed in the Juniper Family Campground, the main parking lot, and in the Cottonwood Picnic Area. All pets must be under physical restraint, with no more than a 6 foot long leash, while in the park.

If you are traveling with your pet while visiting Bandelier and you have to leave it in your vehicle, please try to park in the shade and provide proper ventilation. Also make sure that your pet has enough water and be sure to frequently check on it.

Pets are not permitted on the shuttle bus from White Rock that runs in the summer.

Some surrounding Department of Energy trails do allow pets. These areas are located between the town of White Rock and Bandelier.

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road

Los Alamos, NM 87544


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