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    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • 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 »

Laws & Policies

1916 Act to Establish a National Park Service (Organic Act)

Enabling Legislation for Pecos National Historical Park- Pecos Unit

Enabling Legislation for Pecos National Historical Park- Glorieta Unit

Pecos Public Law enactments, including 100-225 and 101-313

Pecos NHP Superintendent's Compendium

A compilation of designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions made by the superintendent in addition to what is contained in the Code of Federal Regulations and other applicable federal statutes and regulations.

2014 Superintendent's Compendium Press Release

2014 Superintendent's Compendium - with UA's - Full Text (PDF)


As of February 22, 2010 a federal law allowed people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms at this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. Please note that firearms are not allowed inside park buildings. Please click on the link below for more information:

Gun Regulations in the NPS Intermountain Region (including New Mexico)


Pecos NHP Demonstrator Guidelines

Manual of Instruction for the Safe Use of Reproduction 19th Century Artillery in Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Manual of Instruction for the Safe Use of Reproduction Percussion Muskets in Interpretive Demonstrations

Standards for Historic Weapons Firing in Areas Administered by the National Park Service

Did You Know?

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Fred Harvey hotels, where travelers could get a healthy meal and sleep in comfort right near train stations on their journeys through the Southwest, were known for their excellent service. The El Ortiz Hotel and Lunchroom at Lamy, NM was torn down many years ago. It stood across from the current Amtrak Station at Lamy, which is the stop closest to Santa Fe. La Fonda, the Harvey Hotel at the end of the Santa Fe trail, is still in operation.