Nestled inside of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Coyote Creek State Park is a lush landscape full of things to do and see. An area primarily covered in beautiful spruce and pine trees, this park is a local treasure mostly due to its calm, picturesque nature.
If scenic views and a good bit of relaxation are what you and your dog are after, you could do much worse than Coyote Creek State Park. Before making your way into the park itself, stop by the visitor's center. Here, you'll find a few exhibits outlining the history and current state of Coyote Creek State Park as well as bathroom facilities and a rest area.
Keep in mind that canines are strictly prohibited from entering any indoor facilities. If hiking is your style, there's just over a mile of trails to explore. These trails are regularly maintained by the New Mexico Parks Department and are almost entirely paved. If you're looking to bring your dog, make sure they're on a 6-foot leash or shorter.
Doggie cleanup stations exist throughout the length of the trail system. There are 14 campsites here, and they are all completely dog-friendly. Ten of these sites provide water and electricity, while the other four are strictly for primitive camping. In addition to these sites, four group sites are available that offer covered pavilions and grilling stations if you're looking to have an overnight event.
Reservations for these sites can be made via the New Mexico State Parks website. Fishing is a favorite sport in Coyote Creek State Park, with the local rivers being perfect for flyfishing. No equipment is available for rental, so be sure to bring the proper gear and attire for a day of standing in the water. Canines are allowed in and around these rivers, provided they stay leashed up throughout your visit. A children's playground is also available for public use throughout the year.