Leashed pets are allowed on trails. Pets are not permitted inside public buildings with the exception of service animals on a leash.
Heat can be deadly for pets. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. If you leave a pet in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. We recommend you not leave pets in the car at all, even with the windows cracked, when temperatures are above 68 degrees.
Please remember when you bring your pets to the park:
*Why must pets be on a leash inside the boundaries of Pecos National Historical Park?
For your pet's safety (vehicles in the parking lot, other animals).
For the safety of others (many visitors are uneasy around loose pets; please respect the rights of others who may have a fear of your pet--even a friendly one).
For the protection of wildlife (unleashed pets chase birds and other wildlife).
**Remember, there is very little shade on the Ruins Trail and pets are not allowed in buildings, so please bring plenty of water!
Did You Know?
With the acquisition of the Forked Lighting Ranch and Glorieta Battlefield Units the Pecos National Monument became the Pecos National Historical Park in 1990. The designation change is due to the legislated mission of the park to preserve and protect multiple resources.