Guided Tours

Green trees line the banks of a white bridge.

View of bridge from Forked Lightning Ranch House

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 $7.00 entrance fee.

Current hours for the park and the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

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

Monday through Friday-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.

Winter Tour Schedule: Friday-1:30 p.m. Arrowhead Ruin- Check in at the Visitor Center, pay your entrance fee or show your park pass; there is an additional $2.00 van tour fee. Accompany a ranger to an off-trail pueblo site; expect about a mile of hiking and learn a less-told aspect of the region's story. The tour takes about 90 minutes.

Saturday-1:30 p.m. Civil War in the West-This two-hour van tour will take you to several sites relating to the Battle of Glorieta Pass. Please check in at the Visitor Center, where you can pay your entrance fee or show your park pass. There is an additional $2.00 tour charge.

Sunday-1:30 p.m. Forked Lightning Ranch House-Check in at the Visitor Center first, where you can pay your entrance fee or show your park pass; there is an additional $2.00 van tour fee. The first stop on this 90-minute van tour is 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.

 
Cottonwood trees lining a two-track path in the grass.

Cottonwoods near Pecos River inside boundaries of PNHP.

NPS Photo

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