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Pecos National Historical Park
Pecos National Historical Park, 1 Peach Drive Pecos, NM 87552

In the midst of piñon and juniper near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, an ancestral pueblo and the remains of an adobe mission stand as a meaningful reminder of people who once lived here. Pecos National Historical Park preserves the cultural exchange and geographic facets central to the rich history of the Pecos Valley and New Mexico.  There is no admission fee to visit the park. You can visit the Pecos (Cicuye) Pueblo and the Spanish mission on your own during park hours. A 1.25 mile self-guided loop around the site begins at the Visitor Center. Plan to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete the full loop. There is also a 2.3 mile Civil War hiking trail loop that tells the story of the Battle of Glorieta Pass. Plan to spend 1.5 hours to hike the Battlefield Trail. Please visit our Visitor Center first for more information and to pick up a copy of the trail guides.   Pecos also offers two ranger-led van tours.  Join a ranger to explore the Forked Lighting Ranch that was built by noted architect John Gaw Meem, and which was the home of rodeo star Tex Austin and later, movie star and philanthropist Greer Garson. The Battle of Glorieta Pass van tour takes you to several key battle locations scattered throughout the park’s three different units.  For up to date tour information: Pecos National Historical Park has three miles of the Pecos River that can be  reserved for fishing during spring, summer and fall seasons. More details can be found at: The visitor center features an excellent museum with texts in English and Spanish, a bookstore and gift shop, a 12- minute introductory film and shaded picnic tables. There is no entry fee and the park is open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.  For more information, explore the park’s website at