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Last Opportunity to Hike To Pecos Backcountry Pueblos

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Date: August 26, 2019
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer two special backcountry hikes this September; these will be the final opportunities this year.
 
Arrowhead Pueblo
 
Join rangers for a free tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Sunday, September 22nd. This one mile roundtrip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archaeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are required to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.
 
Forked Lightning Pueblo
 
Explore the site of the Forked Lightning Pueblo on Saturday, September 14th. Along the two mile roundtrip backcountry hike to the remnants of this 13th century pueblo, you will explore the fascinating history of a large settlement that sits on the western bank of Glorieta Creek. The pueblo, which housed hundreds of people primarily between 1225 and 1300 AD, was described and mapped by noted archaeologist A.V. Kidder in the late 1920s. Much has been learned about this historical treasure since then—come see for yourself!
 
This 2.5 hour program is an off-trail hike along uneven terrain through areas frequented by snakes. There is at least one stream crossing, please plan to bring appropriate footwear. Visitors interested in the tour must reserve a spot, as space is limited to 20 participants. Attendees will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Upper Parking Lot adjacent to the ruins of the mission church.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.



Last updated: August 26, 2019

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552

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