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.
Did You Know?
From 1821 to 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was a major commerce and travel route from Independence, MO to Santa Fe, NM. The trail took traders many weeks to traverse in often inhospitable conditions. Today visitors to the park can see trail evidence and in the summer months, take a ranger-guided tour of ruts and a structure that was a popular stage stop on the trail.