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 »
Volunteers-in-Parks (VIP) program
Please click here to access the NPS brochure describing how to volunteer and help protect the special places in the national park system.
For details on current openings at Pecos National Historical Park, please contact:
Or if you would like to speak with a ranger about volunteer opportunities at the park, please call (505) 757-7211. Thank you for your interest!
Did You Know?
From 1821 to 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was a major commerce and travel route from Independence, MO to Santa Fe, NM. The trail took traders many weeks to traverse in often inhospitable conditions. Today visitors to the park can see trail evidence and in the summer months, take a ranger-guided tour of ruts and a structure that was a popular stage stop on the trail.