Pets are allowed on the trails and within the picnic areas, but they must be on a 6 foot leash. Pets are not permitted inside public buildings, such as the Visitor Center, offices, museum and public restrooms, with the exception of service animals on a leash. There are gates on either side of the Visitor Center with access to the trails.
Note: We recommend you not leave your pets in the car at all when temperatures are above 68 degrees, even with the windows cracked!
When you bring your pets to the park remember to:
Did You Know?
Fort Union was established to protect commercial and military enterprises along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was strategically positioned near the junction of the Mountain and Cimarron Branches of the trail to better serve their purpose.