Aztec Ruins welcomes pets on leashes in the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. Pets are not permitted in the Visitor Center or on the trail through the archeological site.
Remember, temperatures can be high in closed vehicles, even when the outside temperature is not. Do not leave your pet for long periods of time in a locked vehicle.
Pet excrement must be collected by the pet handler and disposed of in the nearest trash receptacle.
Did You Know?
These “Aztec” Ruins are not ancient Aztec temples. Ancestral Pueblo people built this place. Scholars once thought the Aztecs migrated to Mexico from the southwestern U.S., causing early settlers to mistakenly call these monumental ruins along the Animas River - the "Aztec Ruins."