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Becuase monument resources are fragile, pets are only allowed on certain trails. Only service animals recognized under the ADA are permitted inside monument buildings or on trails.

When you visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, remember to B.A.R.K.

  • Bag your pet’s poop. Help keep your national park clean by collecting and disposing of all pet waste. A pet waste station with bags is located next to the Visitor Center and at the Lava Flow Trail parking lot.
  • Always keep your pet on a leash. For the safety and comfort of all the park’s visitors, keep your pets on a leash six feet (1.8m) or less in length
  • Respect wildlife. Sunset Crater Volcano can be home to migrating birds, rabbits, lizards, snakes, and other wildlife. Please keep your dog at a respectful distance from any animals you may encounter.
  • Know where you can go.
    • Pets are allowed on the paved portion of the Lava Flow Trail
    • Pets are also welcome on U.S. Forest Service lands surrounding the monument, including the O'Leary Peak Trail and the Lava's Edge Trail west of the monument boundary.
    • Pets are allowed on any paved road or parking lot in the monument.
    • Pets are not permitted on the A'a Trail, Bonito Vista Trail, Lenox Crater Trail, the unpaved outer loop of the Lava Flow Trail, or the Lava's Edge Trail portion inside the monument.

Please, never leave your pet in a vehicle, as temperatures can quickly cause heat stroke and death.

Last updated: March 9, 2024

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