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    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Plan Your Visit

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Winter scene, kiva near church.

Photo by Eric Valencia

Stop in first at the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center (505-757-7241), where you can pay your $3.00 entrance fee or show your pass. Friendly and helpful rangers will provide a trail guide, show a ten-minute movie, answer any questions you may have, and encourage you to visit the excellent museum. After your 1.2 mile ruins trail walk, come back to the Visitor Center and you can get a gate code and directions to the 2.3 mile Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass trail.

Park website links to help you plan your visit:
Santa Fe Trail history
People of Pecos
Spanish Encounters
Forked Lightning Ranch History
Story of Archeology at the Pueblo
Battle of Glorieta Pass
Guided Tour Schedule

Pecos National Historical Park is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

We will join America’s 401 other national parks in offering free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays.

The remaining 2014 entrance fee-free days are:

  • September 27th – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th – Veterans Day

We look forward to seeing you at Pecos National Historical Park! Call the Visitor Center at 505-757-7241 for information about tours or special events.

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South pueblo with church in distance.
Photo by Patricia Lenihan

Did You Know?

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Glorieta Mesa represents millions of years of geologic history. An outstanding feature of the mesa is red Glorieta sandstone capped by yellowish San Andreas limestone.