Bring Your Pets On Our Trail
Due to the extreme temperatures experienced in the park, pets are welcome on the trails at both Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well. If you visit during the summer months, please do not leave your pets in your parked vehicle. Even with the windows rolled down slightly, temperatures inside a locked car can climb to over 140 degrees!
Rules and Restrictions
The Superintendent has authorized pet owners, who are in compliance with all other listed regulations, to have a pet on paved roads which are open to the public, established trails, picnic areas, parking lots, in the Horse Pasture at Montezuma Well, and at Tavasci Marsh. Pets are prohibited, unless being carried, in the visitor centers, contact stations, and restrooms. An exception to this regulation is granted for service dogs accompanying persons with disabilities, regardless of the disability requiring the use of a service dog.
All national parks and monuments have unique pet policies. Learn more about exploring national parks with your pets.
Last updated: October 16, 2021