The Best Dog-friendly Activities, Restaurants & Hotels in Carlsbad, NM

If you're looking for fun activities with your dog, then you'll love Carlsbad, NM. Whether you're planning a vacation or just want to explore some new areas, here are some of the best dog-friendly activities, restaurants, and hotels near Carlsbad.

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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Carlsbad, NM
Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Carlsbad, NM
Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Carlsbad, NM

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Carlsbad, NM

Looking for a hiking trail that's perfect for your furry friend? Look no further than these 5 dog-friendly hikes near Carlsbad, NM! Whether you're looking for a leisurely walk around downtown or a fun outing at a park, here are some great options for you:

La Cueva Canyon Trail

• FIRE CLOSURE: As of May 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit

Limestone Campground to Visitor Center

Easy flat hike from the Limestone Campground to the Brantley State Park Visitor Center. The trail is on the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert. There are signs along the way that inform hikers about the various plants and animals that live in the desert. Also there is a bench about half way in...

Carlsbad Caverns Highway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

• Carlsbad Caverns National Park charges a $15 entrance fee per person to enter the Cavern. The hiking and backcountry permit are free.

Walnut Canyon Trail

• Carlsbad Caverns National Park charges a $15 entrance fee per person to enter the Cavern. The hiking and backcountry permit are free.

Juniper Ridge Trail

• Carlsbad Caverns National Park charges a $15 entrance fee per person to enter the Cavern. The hiking and backcountry permit are free.

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Carlsbad, NM

Here are the most pet-friendly places in Carlsbad to grab a bit or a nice dinner in the company of your furry friend.

My Daddy's Bar-B-Que

We specialize in catering services for any and all events. For the catering services, we can drop the foods off to the location, we can set up a serving station as well as provide food servers for the event.

Red Chimney Pit Bar-B-Q

We specialize in down-home, slow, quality cooking. We are Southern style bar-b-que, prepared the old fashioned way. Our original recipes brought from Kentucky so many years before are still created in the homemade way that made them special then and now. We prepare our sauce, salads and beans...

Lucky Bull Grill

Lucky Bull Grill in Carlsbad, NM serves up American-style bar food with a New Mexico twist. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with dishes like steak, burgers, poutine, shepherd's pie, and other Tex-Mex menu items. Check out our upstairs taproom for craft beer from New Mexico brewers,...

McAlister's Deli

Welcome to McAlister's Deli in Carlsbad, NM. Join us for hand-crafted sandwiches, fresh salads, ginormous spuds and our Famous Sweet Tea. Once you're here, relax and let us handle the rest.


For more than 60 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served our world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items that are loved by people of all ages -- offering an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service.

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Carlsbad, NM

Staying overnight with your dog in the Carlsbad area? Then you should check out one of these pet-friendly hotels that will welcome you and your dog during your stay.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, Nm

We are off State Highway 180 with easy access to State Highways 285 and 62. Living Desert State Park, Lake Carlsbad Beach Park, and Bataan Recreation Area are within 10 miles. Caverns National Park Headquarters is less than a mile from our doorstep. Cavern City Air Terminal is less than 10...

Candlewood Suites Carlsbad

Welcome to Carlsbad, New Mexico's newest extended stay hotel, Candlewood Suites Carlsbad South Hotel! From the spacious king and queen studio suites to the one bedroom king suite, you are sure to find your stay with us comfortable and relaxing. Our fully equipped kitchens will have everything you...

Econo Lodge Carlsbad

An easy stop on the road awaits you at the Econo Lodge in Carlsbad, NM, conveniently located off highways 180, 62 and 285. Simplify your work travel at our business center with access to copy and fax services. Other hotel amenities include free WiFi, free continental breakfast and laundry...

La Quinta Inn Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad

The 3-star La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Carlsbad (NM). The property has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad. Each guestroom is...

Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad

This lovely hotel can be found in Carlsbad. A total of 91 guest rooms are available for guests' convenience at Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad. The hotel offers Wi-Fi internet connection in communal areas. The hotel provides 24-hour reception.

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