Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Springs

39201 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025

Pets are allowed in the following designated areas of the preserve:

  • Parking area at the Valle Grande Contact Station

Hiking on the La Jara trail, Valle Grande trail, and Coyote Call trail.

Pets must be kept under physical control at all times - caged, crated, or on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length.

Pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on trails not listed above.

For more information about Valles Caldera National Preserve see here.

Before You Go Exploring in the USA

For a discussion on state law regarding cats, see here.

Most locations require pets to be on a leash less than 6 feet long. 

Typically pets are not permitted in public buildings.

National Parks

Unlike Australia, pets are welcome in National Parks in America

Cats are welcome:

  • in developed areas

  • on many trails and campgrounds

  • in some lodging facilities

Cats must be restrained, either on a leash (not exceeding 6 feet in length) or caged/crated.

Pets are not permitted:

  • in public buildings

  • public transport

  • designated swimming beaches

National Forests

Cats are allowed in national forests, but must be kept on leash (less than 6 feet in length) while in developed recreation areas and interpretive trails.

Cats are not permitted in swimming areas.