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 »
Things To Do
The winter tour schedule, from Labor Day through Memorial day, is 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Visitor Center; the park gate closes at 5:00 p.m. For more guided tour and daily activity specifics, please click here.
On weekends, we offer van tours to the Arrowhead Ruin (Fridays at 1:30), Civil War sites (Saturdays at 1:30) and the Forked Lightning Ranch (Sundays at 1:30). There is an additional $2.00 fee for the van tours, and a reservation is strongly recommended as seating is limited.
There's also a 2.3 mile Civil War Battlefield Trail; sign in at the Visitor Center and rangers will provide you with a gate code for access to the trail, and you can also purchase a self-guided interpretive trail map for $2.00.
The Visitor Center features museum exhibits with text in English and Spanish, a bookstore with gift shop, and a 12-minute introductory film available in either English or Spanish.
There's a picnic area near the mission ruins, and also one at the Visitor Center.
The summer tour schedule, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, features a ranger-guided ruins tour Monday-Friday at 10 am. There are no reservations required.
Did You Know?
Confederate plans to advance west were thwarted at the Battle of Glorieta Pass when Union troops burned Confederate supply wagons at Johnson’s Ranch. Henry Sibley wanted to advance north into the gold mines of Colorado and continue west to put Confederates in control of seaports in California.