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 »
Things To Do
Civil War weapons demonstration, 2012.
The summer tour schedule (Memorial Day through Labor Day) features van trips to the the Glorieta Pass Battlefield on Saturdays and Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and to the Forked Lightning Ranch House on Sundays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Reservations are strongly advised for all van tours (call 505-757-7241).
Guided tours of the pueblo ruins are available every day at 10 a.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. No reservations required.
Reservations for school groups and tour groups should be made two weeks before visit.
If you'd like to see the park on your own, you can walk a 1.25 mile self-guided trail through Pecos pueblo and the mission ruins. 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 10-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.
For more guided tour and daily activity specifics, please click here.
Three seasons a year, you can even go fly fishing.
The park's summer program includes daily tours at 2 p.m. with a specific focus that changes each day: Arrowhead Ruin, Santa Fe Trail ruts, the Lost Church, Forked Lightning Ranch House, nature and ecology. There are also weekend cultural demonstrations. Reservations for the tours are strongly suggested; call the Visitor Center at 505-757-7241.
Did You Know?
This bison portrait, drawn in 1554, comes from the Lopez de Gomara history. The Spanish were struck by the size and power of the animals. Much later, on the Santa Fe Trail, bison were at first a major point of interest to travelers and soon became a commodity (prized for their hides) and were slaughtered by the thousands.