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    National Historical Park New Mexico

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    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.

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Estimated population at Pecos Pueblo using family size of seven people; computations by anthropologist Eden Welker appear in "From Folsom to Fogelson: The Cultural Resources Inventory Survey of Pecos National Historical Park."
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Forked Lightning Ranch house, included in the property purchased by Buddy Fogelson in 1941.
Photo by Patricia Lenihan

Did You Know?


With the acquisition of the Forked Lighting Ranch and Glorieta Battlefield Units the Pecos National Monument became the Pecos National Historical Park in 1990. The designation change is due to the legislated mission of the park to preserve and protect multiple resources.