Guided Tours

Green trees line the banks of a white bridge traversing a creek
View from Forked Lightning Ranch House of bridge over Glorieta Creek.

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All Guided Tours are subject to Ranger or Volunteer Availability.

Summer 2019 Tour Schedule

10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)

Fridays and Sundays:

1:30 p.m. Civil War Walking Tour (1.5 hours)

Saturdays and Mondays:
1:30 p.m. Forked Lightning Ranch House Tour (1.5 hours)

10:30 a.m. Battlefield Hike (2 hours)

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 lead 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 out a portion of the Battlefield Trail. The trail is a groomed trail and relatively flat with minimal elevation gain. No reservations necessary but we ask you meet the rangers at the main visitor center to start the tour. No reservations necessary.

Forked Lightning Ranch Van Tour

This tour explores the history of Forked Lightning Ranch. From ranching, the rodeo with Tex Austin, to Hollywood actress Greer Garson, 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 lead 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.

Last updated: May 2, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552


(505) 757-7241

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