Guided Tours

A ranger giving visitors an interpretive program.
Ranger guided programs are given on a regular basis and range from a wide variety of topics.

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All Ranch House Tours are canceled until further notice.
Battlefield Walking and Hiking Tours resume on July 1, 2022.


Pecos National Historical Park offers a variety of regularly scheduled ranger-guided tours. All tours are free of charge.
Below, you'll find information about the tours and their schedules.

 

Summer 2022 Regular Tour Schedule*

*All Guided Tours are subject to Ranger or Volunteer Availability.
Summer tours start Memorial Day Weekend and typically go through Labor Day Weekend.

Ranger Guided Tour:

Day:

Time:

Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)

Every Day

10:00 am and 11:00 am

Ancestral Sites Tour (1 Hour)

Friday

2:00 pm

Battlefield Hike (2 hours)

Saturdays

10:30 am

Civil War Walking Tour (1.5 hours)

Fridays and Sundays

1:30 pm

Forked Lightning Ranch House Caravan Tour (1.5 hours) (Reservations Required)

Sundays and Mondays

1:30 pm

Geology Tours and Walks Once per Month; usually Sundays 12:00 pm
 

Winter 2021-2022 Regular Tour Schedule*

*All Guided Tours are subject to Ranger or Volunteer Availability.
Ranger Guided Tour: Day: Time:
Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour) Friday through Monday 10:30 am
Ancestral Sites Tour (1 Hour) Friday 2:00 pm
Battlefield Hike (2 hours) Saturdays 10:30 am
Civil War Walking Tour (1.5 hours) Fridays and Sundays 1:30 pm
Forked Lightning Ranch House Caravan Tour (1.5 hours)
(Reservations Required)
Saturdays and Mondays 1:30 pm
 

Regular Tour Descriptions

Ancestral Sites Tour

Join a ranger for a guided walk around the main loop trail (1.25 miles) to hear about the crossroads of history and culture that defines this gem of a national park. You'll also learn about southwest archaeology and ongoing cultural preservation efforts. No reservations necessary.

Civil War Walking Tour

Take a ranger-led walking tour to gain an understanding of the Civil War and the Battle of Glorieta Pass. The tour is about 1 mile in length and travels a portion of the Battlefield Trail. The trail is a groomed trail and relatively flat with minimal elevation gain. No reservations are necessary but we ask you to meet the rangers at the main visitor center and caravan out to the Battlefield Trail.

Forked Lightning Ranch Caravan Tour

This tour explores the history of Forked Lightning Ranch. From the rodeo with Tex Austin to Hollywood actress Greer Garson's hobby ranch, visitors get a first hand view of the ranch as well as a walk through of the Ranch House overlooking the Pecos River.
**Please note: Space is limited so please stop in at the visitor center or call ahead to reserve a spot on the day you are interested.

Battlefield Hike

Participate in a ranger-led walking tour of the civil war battlefield trail. Discover in greater depth the story behind the Battle of Glorieta Pass while hiking the 2.25 mile loop. Visitors should be prepared for the weather. Bringing sturdy hiking footwear, snacks, and plenty of water is highly recommended. No reservations necessary, but plan to meet at the visitor center and caravan out to the Battlefield Trail.


Looking for more things to do? Check out the Things to Do page for other ways to experience the park, or look at our Calendar page for additional tours or upcoming special events!

Last updated: June 25, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos , NM 87552

Phone:

505 757-7241

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