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    National Historical Park New Mexico

Plan Your Visit

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In the foreground is a wayside comparing the original grand church (built in 1625, destroyed in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680) and the 1717 church visible today near the end of the ruins trail.

Photo by Michael Villarreal

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.

Mark the following fee-free days at all national parks on your 2015 calendar:

January 19, Martin Luther King Day
February 14-16, Presidents Day Weekend
April 18-19, National Park Week opening weekend
August 25, National Park Service Birthday
September 26, National Public Lands Day
November 11, 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

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