2013 Fishing Season Suspended
Due to extreme fire danger and concerns about visitor and resource protection, the park superintendent has suspended the 2013 fishing season until further notice.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect
Due to extreme fire danger, Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect at the park to ensure public safety and resource protection. This will apply to all NPS land in the Pecos, Glorieta, and Canoncito vicinities. More »
Leashed pets are allowed on trails and throughout the developed areas. Pets are not permitted inside public buildings, such as the Visitor Center, offices, museum and public restrooms, with the exception of service animals on a leash.
Heat can be deadly for pets. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your pet can easily die of heat exhaustion. If you are leaving a pet in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. We recommend you not leave pets in the car at all, even with the windows cracked, when temperatures are above 68 degrees.
Please remember when you bring your pets to the park:
*Why must pets be on a leash inside the boundaries of Pecos National Historical Park?
For your pet's safety (vehicles in the parking lot, other animals).
For the safety of others (many visitors are uneasy around loose pets; please respect the rights of others who may have a fear of your pet--even a friendly one).
For the protection of wildlife (unleashed pets chase birds and other wildlife).
**Remember, there is little shade on the Ruins Trail and pets are not allowed in buildings, so please bring plenty of water.
Did You Know?
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.