Pets must always be leashed. Pets are allowed only on paved areas such as the cave trail exit, the Chalet breezeway, or the parking areas. Pets are not allowed in the cave. It is not recommended that you bring your pets. There is limited shade and there is no pet boarding service. If you do bring your pet to the Monument, one person must stay with the pet at all times.
What about service animals?
Service animals are not permitted in the cave for their protection, their owners' protection, and the protection of the cave. Please visit Accessibility for more information.
Boarding your Pet
Did You Know?
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker. Funny, mischief making cartoon character Woody Woodpecker, was inspired by this bird. Other birds need this species for survival. They will use the holes or cavities the Pileated drills as nests, winter shelter, and a way to get at food inside trees that is otherwise hidden.