• Mission church reskin by Eric Valencia


    National Historical Park New Mexico

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

History & Culture

13 trash heap
Alfred V. Kidder-era excavation near North Pueblo.
NPS Photo

Between the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Glorieta mesa lies the Glorieta Pass, through which a continuously unfolding story of human culture has travelled to and from the Pecos Valley for thousands of years.

Pueblo and Plains Indians, Spanish conquerors and missionaries, Mexican and Anglo armies, Santa Fe Trail settlers and adventurers, tourists on the railroad, Route 66 and Interstate 25...the Pecos Valley has long been a backdrop that invites contemplation about where our civilization comes from and where it is going.

Thousands of years of this rich history is preserved for visitors to Pecos National Historical Park.

13 stabilizing church
Church stabilization, summer 2012.
Park Photo
Historic view, Pigeon's Ranch.
Park Photo

Did You Know?

glorieta pass 150

Pecos National Historical Park is only 26 miles from Santa Fe, the historic capital of New Mexico. Pecos is located on the eastern entrance of the Glorieta Pass. For centuries people have used this pass as a natural route between the Rio Grande Valley and the plains.