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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 »

Fees & Reservations

Park sign near entrance

Park sign near entrance. We look forward to meeting you when you check in at the Visitor Center, just ahead.

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When you arrive at Pecos National Historical Park (Visitor Center hours from now through Memorial Day are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; park gates close at 5:00 p.m.), you'll find true crossroads of cultural, natural and historical resources. Call the Visitor Center (505-757-7241) for general and tour information.

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.

Entrance to Pecos National Historical Park is $3.00 for individuals 16 years of age and older.

For those who will visit frequently, or local citizens, there is a Pecos National Historical Park entry pass that costs $10.00 annually (see below).

And don't forget about the nine days in 2014 when all 401 national parks invite visitors in for no charge. The remaining fee-free day is:

  • November 11th – Veterans Day

Special Use Permit Applications-
10-930 Application for Special Use Permit
10-930S Application for Special Use Permit

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10-932 SPU Commercial Filming/Still Photography

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

2014 Annual Pass Front
2014 Annual Pass
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2014 Pecos annual pass
2014 Annual Pecos NHP Pass
You may buy a park-specific annual pass that costs $10 and allows the holder and three other people into the park for free. Many local and nearby residents purchase this one because they make frequent visits to Pecos NHP.
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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.