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Pecos Wilderness Area

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Address: 1474 Rodeo Road, NM 87505
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+1 505-438-7840

Scenic wilderness area located at the southernmost end of the...

Scenic wilderness area located at the southernmost end of the thousand-mile-long U.S. Rocky Mountains.

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Feels a bit weird as i usually review restaurants... As far as Wilderness areas go, this is excellent: good size, not too many people beautiful mountains and plenty of high... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Feels a bit weird as i usually review restaurants... As far as Wilderness areas go, this is excellent: good size, not too many people beautiful mountains and plenty of high trails above treeline. The hiking is not too steep and trails are maintained pretty well considering not too many people use the area. Not as many people as Colorado, and... More 

1 Thank Tomatoman66
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went for a short hike in the Pecos and was amazed by the views within the higher altitude areas. The Pecos Mountains definitely look out of place in regards to non-mountainous areas of the state. If you're an outdoor enthusiast this is a place to visit!

Thank BJR2000
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Was introduced to the Pecos a few weeks back when I hired a guide for fishing. Loved it so much, I returned two weeks later with the family. Beautiful! Sums it up. You can follow the river for miles and fish at numerous points, or hike down to the river. A must see.

Thank Rick C
the woodlands, texas
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the occasion of going up to New Mexico an Colorado for a much needed unplanned drive - relaxation vacation/break. On the way back to Texas we decided to visit a friend in Kerrville and took the less scenic route through Roswell and on down through Pecos. Wow! The oilfield there is not shut down for... More 

Thank galen w
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Santa Fe about 6 months out of the year and I frequently fish the Pecos. Since it is the closet trout fishing to Santa Fe, there is a fair amount of pressure on the river, but this is offset by very strong stocking by NM Fish & Game. I have never been skunked on the Pecos and... More 

Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This place is excellent. Specifically, we drove down forest road 223 to the iron gate campground then hiked down to the Pecos river (about 3 miles). Very secluded area. We carried a fishing pole and my wife caught a rainbow trout. Good day.

Thank ChrisBumpas
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Easy Trails #25 and 26; not too steep. Beautiful scenery. Forest, meadows, river and high rocky mountains above, some snow-capped.

Thank AptosAmy
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I haven't been to the Pecos Wilderness for several years, but it still remains, in my mind, one of the best kept secrets. If you love the outdoors and beautiful views of mountains, streams and nightly sky, then this place is for you. There are plenty of hiking trails and camping areas if you are a backpacker. If you are... More 

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Jack's Creek trail to Pecos Baldy. The start of the trail is a brutal zig zag up 2,000 feet on the side of a mountain. The hike takes easily sun up to sun down of steady hiking, so be prepared. We went in late May, and there was snow on the ground that covered a lot of the trails so... More 

Thank Zach S
New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Pecos Wilderness along 63 through Dalton, Terrero, Cowles is impressively beautiful. The area is perfect for camping and hiking. There are many attractions to visit and explore. It is also a very attractive area for fishing especially Cowles Ponds. One of the ponds is especially for children up to age 12 and handicapped individuals and catching trout is relatively easy... More 

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