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    Pecos

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Guided Tours

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View of bridge from Forked Lightning Ranch House

Park Photo by Eric Valencia

To schedule regular guided tours, please request a reservation at the Visitor Center or call 505-757-7241. Space is limited to 9 people on all van tours, so call for reservations in advance of the date you seek. Please note that there is a $2.00 per person tour fee for van tours in addition to the $3.00 entrance fee.

For group tours or special requests, please call the Tour Coordinator at 505-757-7213.

WINTER TOUR SCHEDULE. From Labor Day through Memorial Day, rangers offer three guided tours each week (one on Fridays, one on Saturdays, and one on Sundays) to share insights into the rich crossroads of history and culture at Pecos National Historical Park.

Fridays-1:30 PM: Arrowhead Ruin-On this two-hour ranger-led tour, see a 14th-century pueblo with 105 rooms and one kiva. The trip entails a 15-minute drive followed by a one-mile hike that takes you through woodland in a higher altitude life zone than what you experience near the Visitor Center.

Saturdays-1:30 PM: Civil War in the West-Accompany a ranger on a two-hour van tour of locations relevant to the Battle of Glorieta Pass; you'll see Kozlowski's stage stop, Camp Lewis, Apache Canyon, Canoncito and Pigeon's Ranch, and learn about the fierce fighting that took place between Colorado and New Mexico Volunteers against the Texas Volunteers.

Sundays-1:30 PM: Forked Lightning Ranch House-Begin at Kozlowski's Santa Fe Trail stage stop and then see the bluff overlooking the confluence of the Glorieta Creek and Pecos River where Tex Austin, "Daddy of the Rodeo," hired architect John Gaw Meem to build a house. Completed in 1926, this structure later became the summer home of Pecos National Historical Park benefactors E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson and his wife, Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson

SUMMER TOUR SCHEDULE. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Pecos National Historical Park offers a tour of the pueblo and church ruins every day at 10 a.m. Please see below for details about the tours available during the summer at Pecos NHP.

Daily-10 a.m. Pecos Pueblo & Mission-Join a ranger or volunteer for a two-hour tour of the ruins of Pecos pueblo and mission. Enjoy an easy 1.25 mile hike that leaves directly from the Visitor Center to explore the compelling history and culture of the Pecos people.

Sunday and Wednesday-1:30 p.m. Forked Lightning Ranch House-This 90-minute van tour begins at Kozlowski's Santa Fe Trail stage stop. Next you'll be driven to see the bluff overlooking the confluence of the Glorieta Creek and Pecos River where Tex Austin, "Daddy of the Rodeo," hired architect John Gaw Meem to build a house. Completed in 1926, this structure later became the summer home of Pecos National Historical Park benefactors E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson and his wife, Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson.

Saturday and Monday-1:30 p.m. Civil War in the West-Join a ranger or volunteer for a two-hour van tour of Battle of Glorieta Pass sites, including Camp Lewis, Apache Canyon, Canoncito, and Pigeon's Ranch; hear about the characters and events that defined this often overlooked battle.

To schedule regular guided tours, please request a reservation at the Visitor Center or call 505-757-7241. Space is limited to 9 people on all van tours, so call for reservations in advance of the date you seek. Please note that there is an additional $2.00 per person tour fee for van tours. It's a good idea to bring sunscreen, water, a hat and good shoes for all tours.

For group tours or special requests, please call the Tour Coordinator at 505-757-7213.

 
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Cottonwoods near Pecos River inside boundaries of PNHP.
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Did You Know?

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The Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass was fought at Apache Canyon, Canoncito, and Pigeon's Ranch near Glorieta, NM. The photo depicts Texas Volunteers (living history participants) resting near Kozlowski's trading post at Pecos National Historical Park.