Visitors traveling with pets should be advised, the National Park Service has prohibited pets on trails for many years. In particular, dogs chase wildlife, pollute water sources, and can become defensive and dangerous in unfamiliar surroundings. Pet owners have the burden to assure their pet does not damage the park values for others in those areas where pets are allowed.
Should you choose to bring your pet to Capulin Volcano, please be aware pets are only allowed in developed areas and on fully paved trails and roads. This excludes the Crater Rim and Crater Vent trails. Pets are not allowed on unpaved or poorly paved trails, on trails signed as not allowing pets, on in park buildings. Pets must be restrained on a leash not more than six feet long or otherwise physically restrained. Leashed pets may not be left unattended. For the courtesy of other visitors, human companions are responsible for cleaning up and depositing pet feces in trash receptacles.
These regulations protect both pets and wildlife from disease and each other.
Did You Know?
In the summer of 2011, Capulin Volcano had two unexpected sightings of Bighorn Sheep at the base of the volcano. Pressure from severe drought conditions may have forced the sheep to seek new areas for food.