Superintendent's Compendium

In accordance with regulations and the delegated authority provided in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (“36 CFR”), Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, authorized by Title 54 (formerly Title 16 United States Code, Section 3), the following provisions apply to all lands and waters administered by the National Park Service, within the boundaries of Pecos National Historical Park. Unless otherwise stated, these regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in 36 CFR, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7.

Written determinations, which explain the reasoning behind the Superintendent’s use of discretionary authority, as required by Section 1.5(c), appear in this document identified by italicized print.

I. 36 CFR §1.5 – VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USE OR ACTIVITIES

(a)(1) The following visiting hours and public use limits are established for all or for the listed portions of the park, and the following closures are established for all or a portion of the park to all public use or to a certain use or activity:

Public Access and Visiting Hours:
• Public access to Pecos National Historical Park is limited to the visitor center and adjacent parking lot, ruins trail, picnic area, headquarters building and adjacent parking lot, trading post parking lot, and the Glorieta Battlefield Trail and adjacent parking lot as follows or as otherwise posted:
o Labor Day through Memorial Day the park is open 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Visitor Center Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

o Memorial Day through Labor Day the park is open 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Visitor Center hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Public access through Pecos National Historical Park via New Mexico State Highway Rights-of-Way for State Routes 63, 50 and Old Denver Hwy (FR 2114) is not limited unless otherwise posted.

• Public access to all other portions of Pecos National Historical Park may be provided at designated times by ranger guided tour, special use permit, or upon specific authorization of the Superintendent.

Determination Statement: It is necessary to establish hours that the public may enter an area, in order to protect the natural and cultural resources from resource damage, theft, vandalism and inappropriate group activities. It is also necessary for visitor safety since some of these areas can present hazardous conditions, which become extreme during seasonal variations of weather and daylight. Limited staffing controls the hours and days of operation. Schedules are set to take advantage of contemporary park visitor use patterns.
Public Use Limits:
• Motor Vehicle Access
Except as otherwise addressed in this document, motor vehicle access within Pecos National Historical Park is limited to designated parking areas and roadways. Except as defined below, use of motor vehicles such as Segways and motorized scooters are prohibited in all park areas.
Determination Statement: It is necessary to establish this public use limit to protect the natural and cultural resources from resource damage, theft, vandalism and inappropriate group activities. It is necessary for visitor safety as restricted areas can present hazards during seasonal variations of weather and daylight. In addition, use of motor vehicles such as Segways and motorized scooters within the park are considered inappropriate due to the historic scene and the purposes for which the Park was intended. Restrictions may also help to reduce user conflicts and protect the historic scene.
• Segways, Motorized Scooters and Motorized Wheelchairs
Segways and motorized scooters, as defined under 36 C.F.R. § 1.4, are motor vehicles. Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 1.5(a) and 4.10(a) Segways and motorized scooters are prohibited from all areas within the park including all park roads, trails and sidewalks. Motorized wheelchairs are defined separately and are not considered motor vehicles.

Any park visitor with a disability is permitted to use a motorized wheelchair, Segway, motorized scooter throughout the park, including all structures, facilities, park roads, sidewalks, trails and other surfaces where the general public is allowed access and when such devices are used for the sole purpose of mobility assistance. Use of any mobility assistive device, as outlined above, must also adhere to the following:

a) No person under 16 years of age may operate a motorized wheelchair, Segway or motorized scooter without direct adult supervision.
b) A person shall operate any mobility assistive device in a safe and responsible manner so as not to endanger one’s self or any other park visitor.
c) A person riding any mobility assistive device shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances, except that the mobility assistive device operator must always yield to pedestrians.

Determination Statement: The Segway is a two-wheeled, gyroscopically stabilized, battery-powered personal transportation device. While Segways and motorized scooters (or similar devices) are not “designed solely for” mobility-impaired persons and thus do not meet the definition of a motorized wheelchair in 36 CFR Section 1.4, some individuals with disabilities use these devices as their means of personal mobility, in lieu of more traditional devices like the wheelchair. As stated in National Park Service (NPS)Management Policies, Section 8.2.4, and described in more detail in Director’s Order 42, the NPS is committed to making all reasonable efforts to make its programs, facilities, and services accessible to people with disabilities. The NPS has set a goal of ensuring that all people, including persons with disabilities, have the highest level of accessibility that is reasonable to our programs, facilities, and services in conformance with applicable regulations and standards. Allowing the use of motorized wheelchairs, Segways and motorized scooters in the park by people with disabilities is part of this effort. In that light, park managers have determined that the use of motorized wheelchairs, Segways, motorized scooters and similar devices by persons with disabilities is safe and appropriate in all areas of the park currently open to access by the general public.

• Service Animals

Service animals, as defined under 28 CFR 36.104, means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's disability.

Dogs that meet this definition are considered service animals regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a State or local government. National Park Service (NPS) regulations codified at 36 CFR 2.15 currently recognize that only "guide dogs for the blind" and "signal dogs for persons with hearing impairments" are exempt from prohibitions on pets.

Within Pecos NHP, all service animals are exempt from prohibitions on pets and, when accompanying a person with a disability (as defined by Federal law and DOJ regulations), will be allowed wherever visitors or employees are allowed. The superintendent may close an area to all service animals upon an individualized assessment and a written determination that allowance of any domestic animal would pose a direct threat to the health and safety of people or wildlife. Individual service animals may be prohibited from any park area upon an individualized assessment that the animal’s current behavior poses a direct threat to the health and safety of people or wildlife or when presence of the animal would result in a fundamental alteration to the nature of the park or park activities.

Determination Statement: Service animals for persons with disabilities have traditionally been understood to be guide dogs for blind individuals and hearing assistance dogs for persons with hearing impairments. Because these animals provide service for persons with disabilities, they are not considered to be pets and, consequently, are not regulated as pets. Accordingly, they have been allowed to go into areas where pets are traditionally prohibited and are exempt from prohibitions on pets in NPS areas. In 1990, with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) expanded the concept of service animals to include those providing a service for individuals with other disabilities. Current NPS regulations (36 CFR 2.15), which recognizes only guide dogs for the blind and signal dogs for the hearing impaired, does not apply to persons with disabilities who rely upon service animals for other purposes.

As stated in National Park Service (NPS)Management Policies, Section 8.2.4, and described in more detail in Director’s Order 42, the NPS is committed to making all reasonable efforts to make its programs, facilities, and services accessible to people with disabilities. The NPS has set a goal of ensuring that all people, including persons with disabilities, have the highest level of accessibility that is reasonable to our programs, facilities, and services in conformance with applicable regulations and standards. Allowing the use of all service animals in the park by people with disabilities is part of this effort. Therefore the definition of service animals has been expanded to be consistent with the DOJ definition in order to allow all service animals accompanying persons with disabilities the same privileges currently provided to guide dogs and hearing assistance dogs. Park managers have determined that the use of service animals by persons with disabilities is generally safe and appropriate in all areas of the park currently open to access by the general public.


• The Pecos Pueblo ruins, Spanish Mission Churches and grounds and Glorieta Battlefield areas are closed to public use activities involving sports or other recreation not related to the historical themes of Pecos National Historical Park. Regulated activities include but are not limited to kite flying, ball games, and Frisbee throwing.

Determination Statement: It is necessary to establish this public use limit to protect the natural and cultural resources from resource damage. In addition, these types of activities in these specific locations are considered inappropriate to the historic scene and the purposes for which the Park was intended. Restrictions will also help to reduce user conflicts.

• All rivers, streams and water impoundments within Pecos National Historical Park are closed to boating, swimming, bathing and other recreational activities. Exceptions include fishing and administrative activities authorized by the Superintendent.

Fishing is allowed only as part of a permitted fishing program and shall be authorized and managed through the issuance of a special use permit. The following Federal conditions and restrictions apply to the fishing program within Pecos National Historical Park, in addition to State of New Mexico general fishing regulations. Where State and Federal regulations conflict, Federal regulations take precedence.
1. CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS:
The superintendent may impose closures and establish conditions or restrictions, in accordance with the criteria and procedures of 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Sec. 1.5 and 1.7, on any activity pertaining to fishing, including, but not limited to, seasons and hours during which fishing may take place, size, creel and possession limits, species of fish that may be taken and methods of taking.
2. FISHING LICENSE:
As per State law, all anglers must possess a valid New Mexico One Day, Five Day, or Annual Fishing License and a Habitat Management and Access Validation.
3. SEASON DATES:
The Superintendent shall annually determine specific dates that the Pecos River within Pecos National Historical Park shall be open for fishing.
4. DAYS OF FISHING:
The Pecos River within Pecos National Historical Park shall be open for fishing Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the effective season.
5. HOURS OF FISHING:
a. With the exception of paragraph “b” below, during the effective days of the defined season (see above) the Pecos River within Pecos National Historical Park shall be open for fishing between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
b. When the effective days of the defined season (see above) encompass any days between the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day inclusive, the Pecos River within Pecos National Historical Park shall be open for fishing between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on those days.
6. LIMITS:
a. Catch-and-release only
b. ALL fish caught must be immediately returned to the water
7. FISHING METHOD, EQUIPMENT and BAIT:
a. Fishing is permitted only by use of one handheld rod and line.
b. Only artificial flies or lures having one single barbless hook may be used.
c. The use of more than two flies per line is prohibited.
d. The possession of any bait other than artificial flies or lures is prohibited.
8. RELEASING AND HANDLING FISH:
Anglers will make every reasonable effort to follow the guidelines below pertaining to releasing and handling fish:
a) Land the fish as quickly as possible to minimize the fish’s fatigue.
b) Use a landing net whenever possible and leave the fish in the water while removing the hook.
c) Wet your hands and do not squeeze or hold the fish by the eyes or gills.
d) Minimize time out of water for photos.
e) If the fish is hooked deeply, cut the line and leave the hook in.
f) Safely release fish in quiet water, near point of capture.
9. CLOSED WATERS: The following waters within Pecos National Historical Park are closed to fishing;
a. Glorieta Creek
b. Galisteo Creek
10. Fishing in closed waters or violating a condition or restriction established by the superintendent is prohibited.

Determination Statement: The 1997 General Management Plan for Pecos National Historical Park states “Fishing would be allowed by permit only and would be strictly managed to preserve and protect the sensitive riparian habitat, cultural resources, and public health.” Park staff is currently working on a long-term plan which will allow fishing activities while protecting both visitors and sensitive resources. Pecos National Historical Park will conduct a permitted fishing program with the intent to allow fishing within the park in order to collect data to assist park staff in formulating a long-term fishing plan. Considering the hazardous nature of the Pecos River (rocks, snags, fences, etc.) and the need to protect public health and sensitive riparian habitat throughout the park, all park waters are closed to boating, swimming, bathing and other water sports.
Picnicking is prohibited except at the designated picnic area near the main park ruins and visitor center.

Determination Statement: It is necessary to establish this public use limit to protect the natural and cultural resources from resource damage. In addition, this type of activity in most locations open to the public is considered inappropriate to the historic scene and the purposes for which the Park was intended.

Closures
Except as otherwise provided in this section:

• All portions of the Forked Lightning Ranch owned by the National Park Service are closed to public access. This closure does not apply to:
o Access roads and parking areas directly associated with the Ranch House when travel is conducted in conjunction with official government business or authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.
o Other areas when entry is authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.
• All portions of Glorieta National Battlefield owned by the National Park Service are closed to public access. This closure does not apply to:
o New Mexico State Highway Right-of -Way for State Route 50
o Private Right-of -Way for Old Denver Hwy (FR2114) and La Joya Road
o Access to the established Glorieta Battlefield Trail. Parking and the trailhead for this area is at the end of the Old Denver Hwy and only accessible through a locked gate. The code for the gate can be obtained by visitors at the Pecos NHP Visitors Center.
o Access of Park roads, parking areas and designated trails associated with the Glorieta Battlefield when travel is conducted in conjunction with official government business or authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.
• Any road, parking area, trail or facility, which is posted as closed by barricades, closed gates or signs are closed to public access.

Determination Statement: It is necessary to establish these area closures/restrictions in order to protect the natural and cultural resources from resource damage, theft, vandalism and inappropriate group activities. It is also necessary for visitor safety since some of these areas can present hazardous conditions, which become extreme during seasonal variations of weather and daylight. The 1997 General Management Plan for Pecos National Historical Park calls for opening some areas to visitor use through a system of trails, a permitted fishing program and through various other programs and measures. The areas listed above will be closed and/or restricted to public entry until plans are completed for allowing public access and resource and visitor protection measures are identified and implemented.

Unmanned Aircraft:

The term ”unmanned aircraft” means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g., model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.

The launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Pecos National Historical Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the Superintendent.
Determination Statement: This closure is necessary to maintain public health and safety in Pecos National Historical Park and to protect park resources and values until the NPS can determine whether specific uses of unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the NPS are appropriate and will not cause unacceptable impacts on park resources and values.

Except for the limited existing use of model aircraft in some parks, of which Pecos National Historical Park is not included, unmanned aircraft are a new park use and affect park resources, staff, and visitors in ways that the National Park Service has yet to identify and analyze. It is National Park Service policy to not allow a new park use (Section 1.5 of NPS Management Policies) until a determination has been made that it will not result in unacceptable impacts on park resources and values, and staff and visitor safety.

In addition, this type of activity is considered inappropriate to the historic scene and the purposes for which the Monument was intended.


(a)(2) The following areas have been designated for a specific use or activity, under the conditions and/or restrictions as noted:

Motor Vehicles:
• All motor vehicles, commercial and private, on all park roads, and parking areas within Pecos National Historical Park must shut down their engines when not underway.

The idling of vehicle engines adds unnecessary exhaust fumes to the air and diminishes the enjoyment by visitors of the peace and tranquility of the park.

II. 36 CFR §1.6 – ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE A PERMIT

(f) The following is a compilation of those activities for which a permit from the superintendent is required:

§1.5(d) The following activities related to Public Use Limits:
• Vehicle access to Pecos National Historical Park other than on designated parking areas and roadways.
• Public use involving sports or other recreation unrelated to the historical themes of Pecos National Historical Park within the Pecos Pueblo ruins, Spanish Mission Churches and grounds and Glorieta Battlefield.
• Fishing, boating, swimming, bathing and other recreational activities on rivers, streams and water impoundments within Pecos National Historical Park.
• Picnicking outside of designated picnic areas.
§2.5(a) Specimen collection (Taking of plants, fish, wildlife, rocks or minerals)

§2.10(a) Camping
The 1997 General Management Plan for Pecos National Historical Park states “The Park would be managed for day use, and no camping would be allowed in the park, however camping facilities are available nearby. Selected special events and other relevant activities would continue at the discretion of the park superintendent.” When an authorized activity includes camping, it will be specified in the activity’s permit.
§2.12 Audio Disturbances:
(a)(2) Operating a power saw in developed areas
(a)(3) Operation of any type of portable motor or engine, or device powered by a portable
motor or engine in non-developed areas
(a)(4) Operation of a public address system in connection with a public gathering or special event for which a permit has been issued pursuant to §2.50 or §2.51

§2.17 Aircraft & Air Delivery:
(a)(3) Delivery or retrieval of a person or object by parachute, helicopter or other airborne
Means
(c)(1) Removal of a downed aircraft

§2.37 Soliciting or demanding gifts, money goods or services (Pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit issued under §2.50, §2.51 or §2.52)

§2.38(b) Explosives: Use or possession of fireworks

§2.50(a) Conducting a sports event, pageant, regatta, public spectator attraction, entertainment, ceremony, or similar event

§2.51(a) Public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expressions of views for groups of 26 or more individuals.

§2.52(c) Sale or distribution of printed matter that is not solely commercial advertising

§2.60(b) Livestock use

§2.61(a) Residing on park lands

§2.62 Memorialization:
• Erection of monuments (Requires approval from Regional Director)
• Scattering ashes from human cremation

§5.1 Advertisements - (Display, posting or distribution.)

§5.3 Engaging in or soliciting any business (Requires a permit, contract or other written agreement with the United States, or must be pursuant to special regulations).

§5.5 Commercial Photography/Filming:
(a) Commercial filming of motion pictures or television involving the use of professional casts,
settings or crews, other than bona fide newsreel or news television
(b) Still photography of vehicles, or other articles of commerce or models for the purpose of commercial advertising.
§5.6(c) Use of commercial vehicles on park area roads
• The superintendent shall issue a permit to access private lands within or adjacent to the park when access is otherwise not available).
• New Mexico State Highway Rights-of-Way for State Routes 63, 50 and old State Route 85 (also known as FR2114, the Old Denver Highway and La Joya Road) are exempt from this requirement.
For more information on permit requirements or application procedures, contact: Superintendent, Pecos National Historical Park, P.O. Box 418, Pecos, New Mexico 87552 or call 505-757-7200.

III. 36 CFR §2.1 – PRESERVATION OF NATURAL, CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL
RESOURCES


(a)(5) The following conditions are in effect for walking, climbing, entering, ascending or traversing the listed archeological or cultural resource, monuments or statues:

Pedestrian use of any archeological or cultural resource within Pecos National Historical Park is restricted to the ruins trail, Glorieta Battlefield Trail, and established roadways and parking lots unless on an authorized ranger guided tour or when use is authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.

(b) Hiking or pedestrian traffic is restricted to designated trails, roads, parking areas or walkways as listed in Section 1.5 of this document.

(c)(1), (c)(2) The following fruits, nuts, berries or unoccupied seashells may be gathered by hand for personal use or consumption, in accordance with the noted size, quantity, collection sites and/or use or consumption restrictions:
• The gathering of Pinion Pine nuts is allowed in the following areas;
o New Mexico State Highway Right-of-Way for State Route 50
o New Mexico State Highway Right of Way for State Route 63
o From the East side Right-of-Way for Old Old Denver Hwy ( FR2114) west to the park boundary along Interstate Highway 25.
• Pinion Pine nuts may be gathered and removed from the park only for personal non-commercial use.
• Collection is limited to one quart or 1lb of nuts per person per day and a total of 25 lbs per household per year.
• Breaking branches, removing cones or otherwise injuring pines or other plants is prohibited.
• Use of ladders is prohibited.

The gathering of Pinion Pine Nuts is a traditional cultural activity and has been important to the local people for millennia. Harvesting is popular today as a form of recreation and was in the past a focus of important social significance. Allowing limited harvesting within open areas of Pecos National Historical Park allows local people to continue their traditions while restrictions placed on the activity are meant to minimize the impact to the park and assure that plenty of nuts are available for wildlife.

36 CFR §2.2 – WILDLIFE PROTECTION
(e) The viewing of wildlife with artificial light is prohibited in all portions of the park.

36 CFR §2.3 – FISHING
Section 36 CFR §1.5 of this Document (VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USE OR ACTIVITIES) addresses designated fishing areas and related regulations within Pecos National Historical Park.

36 CFR §2.11 – PICNICKING
Picnicking is allowed in areas listed in section 1.5(a) (1) “Closures”.

36 CFR 2.13 – FIRES
(a)(1) The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas and/or receptacles, and under the conditions noted:
• At established picnic areas using grills or stoves with containerized fuels
• At other sites during authorized interpretive functions using containers/receptacles appropriate to the function

36 CFR §2.15 – PETS

(a)(1) The following structures and/or areas are closed to the possession of pets and all other animals:
• All Park administrative and public buildings.
• All areas with the exception of the exterior Visitors Center walkways and parking lot, the main ruins trail, Glorieta Battlefield Trail, established picnic areas, all public parking lots and roadways.
• This restriction shall not apply to any service animal trained to provide assistance to and accompanied by an individual with a disability (as defined by the ADA and DOJ).
*Note: Section 36 CFR §1.5 of this Document (VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USE OR ACTIVITIES) addresses service animals and related regulations within Pecos National Historical Park.

(a)(2) The following are prohibited:
• Failing to crate, cage, restrain on a leash which shall not exceed six feet in length, or otherwise physically confine a pet at all times.

(a)(3) Pets may be left unattended in the following areas, under the conditions noted:
• Within motor vehicles with proper ventilation and water if weather conditions are not hazardous to the immediate welfare of the animal.

(a)(5) Pet excrement must be disposed of in accordance with the following conditions:
• Pet excrement must be removed from all public use areas.
(e) Pets may be kept by park residents under the following conditions:
• All State regulations concerning licensing and shots are met.
• Park regulations and Housing Plan requirements are met.

36 CFR §2.16 – HORSES and PACK ANIMALS
(a) The following animals are designated as pack animals for purposes of transporting equipment:
• Horses
• Mules
• Burros
• Llamas and Alpacas
• Goats

(b) The use of pack animals is allowed on the following trails, routes or areas:
• Within the Right-of Way for State Route 63, 50 and Old Denver Hwy, excluding the paved portion of the roadway.

(g) Other conditions concerning the use of pack animals:
• Pack animals are authorized in other areas of Pecos National Historical Park when used in interpretive demonstrations or for park operations.

36 CFR §2.21 – SMOKING

(a) The following portions of the park, or all or portions of buildings, structures or facilities are closed to smoking as noted:
• All park buildings with the exception of non-historic employee residences.
• Within any courtyard and within 25 feet of all park buildings.
• All other public park areas with the exception of the ruins trail, Glorieta Battlefield Trail,
Picnic areas and paved parking areas.
• During periods of high fire danger, smoking is prohibited on all National Park Service lands within Pecos National Historical Park except within an enclosed vehicle or while stopped in an area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material at least three feet in diameter .

Determination Statement: Executive Order 13058, "Protecting Federal Employees and the Public from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Federal Workplace," bans smoking in front of air intake ducts. In the case of locations such as doorways and in courtyards, agency heads shall evaluate the need to restrict smoking in order to protect workers and visitors from environmental tobacco smoke, and may restrict smoking in these areas. In furtherance of EO13058, smoking is banned in courtyards and within 25 feet of doorways on GSA-controlled properties.

36 CFR §2.23 – RECREATION FEES

(b) Recreation fees, and/or a permit, in accordance with 36 CFR part 71, are established for the following entrance fee areas, and/or for the use of the following specialized sites, facilities, equipment or services, or for participation in the following group activity, recreation events or specialized recreation uses:
• The park will collected recreational fees for permitted activities as outlined by a permit.
36 CFR §2.35 –ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES and CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

(a)(3)(i) Pecos National Historical Park is closed to consumption of alcoholic beverages. Exceptions include:
• Picnic and bread baking areas
• Visitor center grounds
• Private residences and grounds
• During permitted special events in those park areas and under such conditions as may be specified in the permit.

Determination Statement: The consumption of alcoholic beverages within park buildings is an inappropriate activity considering the historic nature of the structures and the purposes for which they are maintained.

§2.51(e) –LOCATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES

The Superintendent has designated the following locations as available for public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expressions of view.
• The parking spaces at the west end of the Headquarters/Administration Building parking lot as shown on the attached map.
• The government parking spaces immediately south of the walkway entrance to the visitor center as shown on the attached map.
• Other areas on a case-by-case basis that may be deemed otherwise appropriate.

§2.52(e) –LOCATIONS AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATTER
The Superintendent has designated the following locations as available for sale and distribution of printed matter:
• The parking spaces at the west end of the Headquarters/Administration Building parking lot as shown on the attached map.
• The government parking spaces immediately south of the walkway entrance to the visitor center as shown on the attached map.
• Other areas on a case-by-case basis that may be deemed otherwise appropriate.

36 CFR §2.62 – MEMORIALIZATION

(b) A permit is required for the scattering of ashes from cremated human remains. Any such permit will at a minimum include the following terms and conditions:
• The remains to be scattered must have been cremated and pulverized.
• The scattering of remains by persons on the ground is to be performed at least 100 yards from any trail, road, archaeological/cultural site, developed facility, body of water or other sensitive park area identified by the Superintendent.

36 CFR §3.3 – VESSEL PERMITS

Permits are required for the use of a vessel in all areas of Pecos National Historical Park. Exceptions include:
• Authorized personnel actively engaged in research activities.

36 CFR §3.21 – SWIMMING AND BATHING

(a)(1) Pecos National Historical Park is closed to swimming and bathing activities.

36 CFR §4.10 – TRAVEL ON PARK ROADS AND ROUTES

(a) Park roads open for travel by motor vehicle are those indicated below:
• New Mexico State Routes 63, 50 and Old Denver Hwy (FR2114) and La Joya Road.
 Access roads and parking areas associated with the Visitor Center, Administration Building and the Trading Post.
 Access roads and parking areas associated with the Ranch House and the Glorieta Battlefield Trailhead when travel is conducted in conjunction with official government business or authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.
36 CFR §4.21 – SPEED LIMITS

(b) The following speed limits are established for the routes/roads indicated:
• New Mexico State Routes 63, 50 and Old Denver Hwy (FR2114) and La Joya Road, as posted
• 15 miles per hour or as posted on all other park roads

Last updated: May 24, 2017

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P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552

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