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    Pecos

    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 »

Park Planning

Environmental Assessment for Civil War Battlefield trail 2.04mb (pdf) Pecos National Historical Park constructed a foot trail within the Pigeon's Ranch Sub-Unit of the Glorieta Battlefield Unit of Pecos National Historical Park. The trail provides access to viewing areas of the battlefield site along Arrowhead Ridge and on Windmill Hill, and associated signage provides interpretive information on the 1862 Battle of Glorieta Pass. The project involved constructing approximately 2.25 miles of trail located on lands managed by the National Park Service. By constructing this permanent trail, Pecos National Historical Park fulfills its mandate to preserve, protect and interpret the battlefield.

 
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Black powder demonstration, Battle of Glorieta Pass living history event, 2006.
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Did You Know?

Buffalo picture in Lopez de Gomara history, 1554

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.