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Pecos NHP Offers Special Hike along the Pecos River

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Date: July 12, 2018
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Pecos, NM:  Come hike with us as we cross the Pecos River to explore the historic apple orchards, rugged ranch roads, and Old Colonias Bridge on the rarely seen eastern side of Pecos National Historical Park. Superintendent Karl Cordova will lead this two-mile hike through moderately difficult terrain on Saturday, July 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Along the way, he will delve into the ecological importance of the piñon-juniper forest, the riparian areas of the Pecos River, and the role the National Park Service plays in conserving these areas for the benefit of future generations.
This moderately difficult two-mile hike involves crossing the Pecos River; please plan to bring an extra pair of shoes that can get wet and a small towel.  This trail is exposed to the elements; exercise appropriate caution with regard to weather and bring plenty of water.  Dogs are not permitted.  

Please note that this hike is limited to 15 people; reservations must be made by calling 505-757-7241.

For more information about the park contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website ( and Tourism Santa Fe ( Please like on us on Facebook at or Instagram (
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: July 17, 2018

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552


(505) 757-7241

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