Rules and Regulations

The Superindendent has authorized pet owners, who are in compliance with all other listed regulations, to have pets on paved roads, picnic areas, parking lots, and the Lower Cliff Dwelling and Cactus Patch trails.

Pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center, museum, Lower Cliff Dwelling, Upper Cliff Dwelling, or on the Upper Cliff Dwelling trail. An exception to the regulation is granted for service dogs accompanying persons with disabilities, regardless of the disability requiring the use of a service dog.


Protect Your Pets

The temperatures at Tonto National Monument can be extreme; if you are visiting during the hottest months of the year, a "palm test" is recommended before hiking to the Lower Cliff Dwelling. Place your hand on the pavement for a minute and see if it is comfortable there. If the pavement feels hot to your palm, it will be hot to your dog's paws.

It is illegal to leave a pet in your car; even during milder temperatures, the inside of cars can become very hot sitting in the sun. It is illegal to leave a car idling in the parking lot.

A whiteboard covered with photos of Bark Rangers
All Bark Rangers are honored on our wall of fame!


Bark Rangers

While your pets are on the Lower Cliff Dwelling trail, it's important they follow the rules of BARK:

  • Bag your poop!
  • Always wear a leash!
  • Respect all wildlife!
  • Know where you can go!
Do you think your furry friend has what it takes to become a Tonto National Monument Bark Ranger? Stop by the Visitor Center to ask how to get certified. If you follow the rules your pet will earn a special badge and a place on our wall of fame!

Last updated: February 24, 2024

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