Pilot Fishing Program Closed Until Further Notice
The three miles of the Pecos River inside the park remains closed to public use. Public access to the river inside park boundaries is determined by condition of the resource. Please click "More" to link to the fishing page and additional information. More »
Plan A Field Trip
Please note: all school groups that seek ranger-guided tours *must* have at least one active, responsible chaperone per 10 students; the preferred chaperone:student ratio is 1:7.
Field Trip Document Downloads:
Entrance fees may be waived for school groups if:
Common-Sense Guidelines for Visits to the Park
It is the mission of the National Park Service to preserve and protect Pecos National Historical Park for the enjoyment of present and future generations. To help with preservation, please share these guidelines with your group before your visit to the park. Impress upon everyone that Pecos NHP is a unique, ancient place and needs to the treated with care.
When introducing the guidelines to your class it may be helpful to provide examples as well; we've included a few below.
Stay on the trail--Remember that the ranger (if one is available) goes first, and students follow. Watch for dangers such as snakes and cactus spines. In addition to being hazardous, wandering off trail can result in damage to park resources. Do not climb on walls--they are fragile.
Always think safety for yourself and others--Please do not run. Keep a safe distance fom the edge of exposed kivas. Be careful when climbing ladders.
Respect and care for all things--Nothing may be removed from the park; always leave what you see for others to enjoy.
Keep actions and sounds from disturbing others--For example, please ensure that students keep their voices down.
Be cooperative and stay with the group leader--Listen to teacher, chaperone, or ranger. Pay attention and participate in discussions. Please raise hand if there is a question or comment.
Don't forget this one: have fun!
Did You Know?
Confederate plans to advance west were thwarted at the Battle of Glorieta Pass when Union troops burned Confederate supply wagons at Johnson’s Ranch. Henry Sibley wanted to advance north into the gold mines of Colorado and continue west to put Confederates in control of seaports in California.