New Mexico, the land of enchantment, offers a truly unique pet friendly vacation experience. Whether you’re an adventure junkie who loves exploring canyons and caves, a ripper itching to hit the slopes, or a foodie with a taste for spice, New Mexico is the place to be. Visitors will discover the state's natural and cultural riches, from spectacular desert landscapes to snowy mountain peaks, fiery food, amazing murals, and a bounty of cultural events. For adventures that fuel your spirit and feed your soul, a trip to New Mexico is hard to beat.
Best Time To Visit
Depending on what you like to do, New Mexico can be a lovely pet friendly destination any time of year. For hiking, biking, and rafting, summer brings bright sunny skies and pleasant temperatures -- especially in the north. To explore the specacular New Mexican scenery, visit in late September or October when the chili harvest begins and the aspens and cottonwoods turn golden yellow. And if you're planning to ski, the powder in February and March simply can't be beat. Spring can be windy, dusty and a little chilly, but this is when you'll find the best hotel deals in New Mexico.
Things Not To Miss
Play on the dunes and hike the trails at White Sands National Park. It's a truly dazzling place to visit with your pet!
Take a hike and enjoy the views on the Continental Divide Trail north of Chama.
Step back in time on the pet friendly trails at Albuquerque's Petroglyph National Monument, one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America.
Peruse the galleries and outdoor art exhibits along Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Explore what remains of Indian pueblos set in the pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Pecos National Historical Park. Be sure to ask how your pet can become a BARK Ranger during your visit!
Hit the pet friendly trails at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, a 21,000-acre ranch formerly owned by Georgia O’Keeffe.