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    Pecos

    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 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

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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Fred Harvey hotels, where travelers could get a healthy meal and sleep in comfort right near train stations on their journeys through the Southwest, were known for their excellent service. The El Ortiz Hotel and Lunchroom at Lamy, NM was torn down many years ago. It stood across from the current Amtrak Station at Lamy, which is the stop closest to Santa Fe. La Fonda, the Harvey Hotel at the end of the Santa Fe trail, is still in operation.