2013 Fishing Season Suspended
Due to extreme fire danger and concerns about visitor and resource protection, the park superintendent has suspended the 2013 fishing season until further notice.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect
Due to extreme fire danger, Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect at the park to ensure public safety and resource protection. This will apply to all NPS land in the Pecos, Glorieta, and Canoncito vicinities. More »
Pecos National Historical Park provides many learning opportunities (history, nature, geology, culture) for teachers and their students, including ranger-led programs and self-guided field trips. To plan a field trip, please click the link above.
For links that provide ideas for teaching about history, nature, and culture, see the list below.
For reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives, go to this link. Lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work can become a gateway for research with historical records in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities when using primary documents.
Teaching with Historic Places is a National Park Service site that uses properties listed in the NPS National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. Visit the link to access lesson plans and other resources to help bring historic places into your classroom.
Did You Know?
Archeologist A.V. Kidder excavated Pecos Pueblo under sponsorship of Phillips Academy 1915-1929. Kidder's work was described by Richard B. Woodbury as unprecedented in North American archeology with focus on a single site, large scale, planning, organization and use of specialists outside archeology.