Pilot Fishing Program Closed Until Further Notice
The three miles of the Pecos River inside the park remains closed to public use. Public access to the river inside park boundaries is determined by condition of the resource. Please click "More" to link to the fishing page and additional information. More »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Even with 401 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.
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 other national parks in offering free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays.
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.
The remaining 2014 entrance fee-free days are:
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.
Did You Know?
From 1821 to 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was a major commerce and travel route from Independence, MO to Santa Fe, NM. The trail took traders many weeks to traverse in often inhospitable conditions. Today visitors to the park can see trail evidence and in the summer months, take a ranger-guided tour of ruts and a structure that was a popular stage stop on the trail.