Fees & Passes

Uniformed facilities staff complete installation of a new wayside, with explanatory sign in foreground

Park facilities staff (Frank Archuleta and Joseph Dalton) put finishing touches on new wayside at position 1 on the Ruins Trail, one of the examples of your fee dollars at work at Pecos National Historical Park.

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Entrance Fee

Entrance to the park is $7.00 per person; individuals 15 years of age or younger are free.

Pecos National Historical Park (Visitor Center and park hours are currently 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), only half an hour from Santa Fe, provides access to crossroads of cultural, natural and historical resources.

In addition to the pueblo ruins, you may explore the complexities of Spanish colonialism; learn about the ancient travel route through the Glorieta Pass; see a Santa Fe Trail stage stop; find out about a Civil War battle; ask about the storied Forked Lightning Ranch on park grounds, with its connections to everyone from architect John Gaw Meem to rodeo entrepreneur Tex Austin to Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson, and more.

Here's how a group may qualify for a fee waiver.

Free Entrance Days 2016

The National Park Service will offer the following entrance-fee-free days in 2016:

January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16-24 – National Park Week
August 25-28 – National Park Service Birthday Weekend
September 24 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

Van Tour Fee

Call the Visitor Center (505-757-7241) for tour information or visit our guided tour information page. Please note that for van tours there is an additional $2.00 charge, and we recommend a reservation.

Annual Passes

For visitors who live nearby, there is a $30.00 annual pass for Pecos National Historical Park that allows the holder and three other adults in for free. Just ask about it at the Visitor Center.

For more information about National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, please click here.

Annual Pass 2016 - polar bears in repose

2016 Annual Pass

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