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?
In 1540 FV de Coronado visited Pecos Pueblo, one of the largest settlements in North America north of Mexico.