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 »
There are many people whose names we associate with the stories of Pecos National Historical Park, including William Becknell, Edward Canby, Martin Kozlowski, Alfred V. Kidder, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Po'Pay, Henry Hopkins Sibley, Greer Garson Fogelson, and Tex Austin. The park offers guided tours where you can interact with rangers and volunteers about the significance of these historical figures. Call 505-757-7241 to make a reservation during winter hours on a Friday tour of Arrowhead Ruin, a Saturday trip to sites of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, or a Sunday sojourn up to the Forked Lightning Ranch House. All tours leave the Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. and take from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours.
Did You Know?
This bison portrait, drawn in 1554, comes from the Lopez de Gomara history. The Spanish were struck by the size and power of the animals. Much later, on the Santa Fe Trail, bison were at first a major point of interest to travelers and soon became a commodity (prized for their hides) and were slaughtered by the thousands.