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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.

WINTER TOUR SCHEDULE: From Labor Day through Memorial Day, the Visitor Center is open from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.; the park gate closes at 5:00 p.m.

Friday-1:30 p.m. Arrowhead Ruin-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 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

Sunday-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.

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.

 
1Cottonwoods near Pecos River
Cottonwoods near Pecos River inside boundaries of PNHP.
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Did You Know?

apache canyon postcard

The Santa Fe Trail passed through Apache Canyon for 60 years; the railroad did not wend its way through the narrow gap until 1880.