Park Photo by P. Lenihan
Sites of the Battle of Glorieta Pass include Johnson's Ranch, Pigeon's Ranch, Camp Lewis, Kozlowski's stage stop on the Santa Fe Trail, Windmill Hill and Apache Canyon. There are two ways visitors may gain a firsthand view of many areas of the battle: one is to walk the Glorieta Battlefield Trail (come to the Visitor Center first for access) and another is to reserve a spot (call 505-757-7241) on a ranger-led van tour of the sites. Also ask us about our Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards program-Pecos NHP now makes available to park visitors five cards relating to the Battle of Glorieta Pass.
Pecos National Historical Park is one of the 70 sites that provides opportunities to tour locations where the Civil War occurred 150 years ago.
You might also want to take a look at the National Park Service Sesquicentennial Commemoration The Civil War: 150 Years website for information about history, events, and educational plans regarding the 150th anniversary of the war.
As for the Santa Fe Trail, during summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. park rangers offer a brief chronicle of the trail focusing on its colorful characters, history and culture from early days of trade to the Civil War to "manifest destiny" and western expansion.
Hear about the merchants, adventurers, journalists, naturalists, traders, trappers and adventurous citizens who made the dangerous journey; and discover the physical crossroads of Santa Fe Trail history that Pecos NHP interprets, including Kozlowski's stage stop and the storied ruts that run through park property.
For a Geology Fieldnotes/Park Geology page on the nearby Terrero Mine, click here.
Did You Know?
Pecos National Historical Park is only 35 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 into the Rio Grande Valley.