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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Summer Tour Schedule
Daily:
10:00 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
11:00 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
12:30 p.m. Skins and Skulls (Drop-in)

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

Friday and Saturday:
1:30 p.m. Civil War Van Tour (1.5 hours)

Saturday:
10:30 a.m. Civil War Walking Tour (2 hours)


2017 October Tour Schedule (October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017)
Friday:
10:30 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
11:30 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)

Saturday:
10:30 a.m. Civil War Walking Tour (2 hours)
11:00 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
1:30 p.m. Civil War Van Tour (1.5 hours)

Sunday:
11:00 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
1:30 p.m. Forked Lightning Ranch House Tour (1.5 hours)


2017 November Tour Schedule (November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017)

Friday:
10:30 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
11:30 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
1:30 p.m. Forked Lightning Ranch House Tour (1.5 hours)

Saturday:
10:30 a.m. Civil War Walking Tour (2 hours)
11:30 a.m. Ancestral Sites Tour (1 hour)
1:30 p.m. Civil War Van Tour (1.5 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 Van Tour

Take a ranger lead van tour to gain an understanding of the Civil War and the Battle of Glorieta Pass. The tour visits many of the parts of the park that have significance towards the battle.
**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.


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, vistors 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.

Civil War Walking Tour

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 warm weather. Bringing sturdy hiking footwear, snacks, and plenty of water is highly recommended.

 
Cottonwood trees lining a two-track path through tall grass
Cottonwoods near Pecos River inside boundaries of PNHP.

NPS Photo

Last updated: October 2, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552

Phone:

(505) 757-7241

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