There are many people whose names we associate with the stories of Pecos National Historical Park, including:

  • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
  • Po'Pay
  • William Becknell
  • Martin Kozlowski
  • Edward Canby
  • Henry Hopkins Sibley
  • Alfred V. Kidder
  • Greer Garson Fogelson
  • John Gaw Meem
  • Tex Austin

The park offers guided tours where you can interact with rangers and volunteers about the significance of these, and other, historical figures. Call 505-757-7241 to make a reservation on a Friday tour of Arrowhead Ruin, a Saturday or Monday trip to sites of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, a Sunday or Wednesday sojourn up to the Forked Lightning Ranch House, or a daily tour. Van tours leave the Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. and take from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours.

The daily walking tour of the Pecos main loop trail, past remains of the pueblos, kivas and the mission church, leaves from the Visitor Center each day at 10:00 and does not require a reservation.

est pecos population

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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