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Pecos National Historical Park

1 Peach Drive, Pecos, NM 87552-0418
+1 505-757-7241
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Interesting visit - mostly history and archaeology,. 1 hour Ranger tour

We took a 1 hour ranger led tour. Free to enter the Park and free for the tour. We took the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Worthwhile drive from Santa Fe especially with ranger guides

Went on a walking tour with Ranger Suzan and enjoyed it very much. Don't have to arrange ahead of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Pecos National Historical Park commemorates thousands of years of human travel through the area. This includes hundreds of years of human habitation, such as Pecos Pueblo and the Spanish Mission Church. The Santa Fe Trail came through the park, as did the original path of Route 66. The Civil War brought the Battle of Glorieta Pass here, where Confederate ambitions for the Southwest stopped. The Forked Lightning Ranch boasted Northern New Mexico dude ranching and the home of Tex Austin, E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson, and Greer Garson. Whatever your interest in New Mexico, from archeology to modern rodeos, Pecos National Historical Park is connected!
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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pueblo ruins” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Peach Drive, Pecos, NM 87552-0418
+1 505-757-7241
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a 1 hour ranger led tour. Free to enter the Park and free for the tour. We took the 11am tour with Suzan. There was a tour offered at 10 as well. There is a short film offered at the visitor center which...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a walking tour with Ranger Suzan and enjoyed it very much. Don't have to arrange ahead of time but check the website or call to find out when the tour begins. Saw Pueblo ruins and a church and learned so much about the...More

Thank MsChitownSam
Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in New Mexico for 21 years I learned about this "hidden" gem. Went there with a friend and spent a good 3 hours learning about the Pecos trail and the many people who have traveled thru and lived in this once thriving area....More

Thank threegetts
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our visit to Pecos National Historical Park was without doubt one of the highlights of our recent trip to New Mexico. We had just missed the last guided Ranger tour but picked up the self-guided booklet for $2 and struck out on our own. It...More

Thank Knickknackpatti
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited the Pecos National Historical Park with a friend and my young grandson on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. One might think it would be a stretch for a 6 year old to enjoy "old ruins" but he was the most engaged and fascinated visitor. Take...More

1  Thank pflepsep
Reviewed 13 August 2017

In addition to the great vistas and well-done interpretive information, we found it a fun adventure for our 2 1/2- and 5-year old grandchildren. The mile+ trail was just about the right distance for them to "hike" without getting overly tired. They had a kiva...More

Thank Washingtondrysider
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very nice national Monument on the Santa Fe Trail. It's about 35 miles from Santa Fe and is well worth the drive. If you like Indian ruins this is the place for you. There is a 1 mile trail around the ruins which is really...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great place to visit! The site is well laid out and provides a nice walk as you go from site to site. The information center provides a well documented timeline of the area's history. The digs and reconstruction work on the site provides a great...More

Thank OnlyaLadd
Reviewed 22 July 2017

PNHP is a great place to visit any time of year - did you know there was a U.S. Civil War Battlefield in NM? It's part of PNHP. Did you know that Greer Garson owned what is now PNHP and that Jane Fonda owned the...More

Thank Vittorio_9
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I woud recoomed taking your time and allot about two hours for this stop. Walk the trail and take in the stops and exhibitsa along the way. It appears monotonous, but if you slow down and get in to it, its pretty good. Climb down...More

Thank redlandfd
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Bob K
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Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
Winter Hours: From Labor Day until Memorial Day, the park is open from 8:30 to 4:00. Pecos National Historical Park is open every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Fees: The fee to visit the park is... More