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    Pecos

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Operating Hours & Seasons

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E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center, Pecos National Historical Park
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Volunteers bring a wealth of regional and park knowledge to visitors who come to Pecos NHP. Elyse Williams, pictured here, has been on board since 2007.

Photo by Patricia Lenihan

Even with more than 400 NPS units open for you to visit, we think a stop at Pecos NHP (505-757-7241) is well worth your while, from the excellent ruins trail, to the Civil War trail, to the engaging guided tours we offer.

Summer Hours: The E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center (505-757-7241) and park grounds are open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Winter Hours: The Visitor Center is open from 8:00 to 4:30 from Labor Day through Memorial day; during winter hours, the park gate remains open until 5:00 p.m.

The park and Visitor Center are open daily except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.Pecos NHP will join America's 400 other national parks in offering free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays.

The remaining 2014 entrance fee-free days are:

  • August 25th – National Park Service’s 98th birthday
  • September 27th – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th – Veterans Day

For more information about park entrance fees and passes, click here.

Please note: camping is not allowed on the grounds at Pecos National Historical Park. However, campgrounds are located in the Santa Fe National Forest just north of the park on NM highway 63. For more information about camping and other permits from the Forest Service, contact: Pecos District Ranger Station, Box 429, Pecos, NM 87552 or call (505) 757-6121.

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South pueblo after September rain.
Photo by Patricia Lenihan

Did You Know?

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Oscar-winning actress Greer Garson and her husband Col. E.E. Fogelson owned the Forked Lightning Ranch. They donated 300 acres in 1965 for the creation of Pecos National Monument, money in 1983 for construction of the Visitor Center, and land for the designation of Pecos National Historical Park.