Things To Do

Ruins trail near partially excavated kiva
Ruins trail looking toward archeology site, #6 on self-guided interpretive tour, on the right.

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Pecos National Historical Park offers a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. The park has a visitor center, hiking trails, and ranger-guided programs. Stop by the visitor center to talk with rangers and check out the features below:
  • museum exhibits with text in English and Spanish
  • a bookstore with gift shop
  • a 12-minute introductory film

Want to enjoy a nice picnic in the park? There are picnic areas available near the mission ruins and the Visitor Center.

Hiking Trails

If you'd like to see the Pecos pueblo and mission church on your own, at any time during park hours you can walk a 1.25 mile self-guided trail. We recommend that you allow at least an hour for the main loop trail walk.

There's also a 2.3 mile Civil War Battlefield Trail; check in at the Visitor Center and rangers will provide you with a gate code for access to the trail.

Trail guides are available at the visitor center for both of the trails and offer additional information as our hike.

Ranger Programs

Ranger-guided tours are available weekly. For some tours, reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited. Please visit our guided tour page for more information about our ranger tours.


Pecos NHP also offers fly fishing inside the park. The Pecos River stretches for three miles inside the park boundaries and requires a special use permit. If you are interesting in fishing, please visit check the Fishing at the park page for more information and fishing seasons.

horned toad
Horned lizard on park grounds. Why have they been hard to find of late? Natural predators, development, even fire ants have made them more scarce--but the good news is, we are beginning to see "horny toads" again. Spiny, strange, and well-liked, perhaps their numbers are on the rise.

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Last updated: July 25, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552


(505) 757-7241

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