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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
Photo by Christine Beekman
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:
Special Use Permit Applications-
Did You Know?
Archeologist A.V. Kidder excavated Pecos Pueblo under sponsorship of Phillips Academy 1915-1929. Kidder's work was described by Richard B. Woodbury as unprecedented in North American archeology with focus on a single site, large scale, planning, organization and use of specialists outside archeology.