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Pets

518_219 dog walkingBosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is for wildlife. While your pet is welcome, please make sure you follow these strictly enforced regulations that are in place to protect wildlife and your pet.

From October 1 thru March 31:

  • Pets must be inside the vehicle at all times while on the Auto Tour Loop.
  • Pets are not allowed on any trails adjacent to the Auto Tour Loop (this includes: Marsh boardwalk, Taylor memorial trail/overlook, Rio Viejo trail, Observation Blind-Trail).
  • Pets are not permitted on observation decks, or inside the visitor center.  
  • Pets are permitted on all hiking trails west of Highway 1 (this Includes: Chupadera trail and Canyon trail) though they must be physically restrained at all times on a leash no longer than six feet in length 


From April 1 thru September 30:

  • Pets are permitted on all hiking trails though they must be physically restrained on a leash no longer than six feet in length. 
  • Pets are not permitted on observation decks, or inside the visitor center. 
Page Photo Credits — Pet visiting the refuge / © Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2016
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