• Long House in autumn


    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Access by Shuttle Bus Only

    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »


rock squirrel

Pets can pose a danger to wildlife.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Pets are NOT permitted on any park trails. They are allowed in Juniper campground and the parking lot in front of the visitor center. All pets must be under physical restraint while in the park. Remember, pets may not be left unattended except in a vehicle. Please be sure animals are provided adequate ventilation. Pets should never be left in a closed vehicle during hot weather. Pets are not permitted on the shuttle bus from White Rock that runs in the summer. Service animals are allowed everywhere their owners go. Idenfication on service dogs is very much appreciated (so other visitors don't wonder why your dog can go on the trail but theirs can't) but not required.

There are areas on Department of Energy land near the park that do allow dogs. These areas are located between the town of White Rock and the park.
Printable map of DOE lands where dogs can walk. (3.67 mb PDF)

mountain lion
Wildlife can also pose a threat to our pets.
NPS Photo by Sally King

Did You Know?


Ancestral Pueblo people traded items such as fine quality obsidian and pottery from this area for items such as macaws, copper bells, and seashells from distant lands.