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Pecos National Historical Park

1 Peach Drive, Pecos, NM 87552-0418
+1 505-757-7241
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A very interesting early pueblo site

About an hour's drive from Santa Fe, this pueblo ruin gives you wonderful understanding of how the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McLean, VA
Best Visitors Center

For a small park this has a great visitor center. The design and displays were very good. That in... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Peach Drive, Pecos, NM 87552-0418
+1 505-757-7241
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About an hour's drive from Santa Fe, this pueblo ruin gives you wonderful understanding of how the pueblo Native Americans lived both before and after the Spanish conquest. Start with the short movie at the visitor's center and take the self-guided tour around the ruins....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a small park this has a great visitor center. The design and displays were very good. That in large part is due to the generosity of WWII era actress Greer Carson who owned a ranch nearby and donated money for the center. The outside...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the short detour off I -25 to see the ruins in Pecos. The park closes at 4:30 sharp so allow yourself an hour to see the ruins and the old church. Lots of history to see here and the place is free. Great spot...More

1  Thank cdrh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places in the world. The setting is beautiful in the present and walking the trails and seeing the ruins gives me a deep feeling for the life that happened here over a century ago. The visitor's center is interesting...More

1  Thank Kayt P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited site early May 2017. Easy walking to and around multiple building ruins and stone boundry walls. Good photo ops. Quite large in height and size ruins to be observed. Multiple single story remains to observe. The visitors center rangers are eager to explain and...More

1  Thank Poudre1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Really reflected the nature of the highly developed indigenous people. Their sad history facing Spanish and then American invaders. Glad to see that this site is preserved.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pecos National Historic Park is small but filled with some of the most beautiful views and some of the most interesting sights in any of the sights in New Mexico. It's place in the Pueblo Revolt is really interesting. The museum in the visitors center...More

Thank gooner817
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really interesting stop. In addition to a nice walk through the ruins, we learned so much about the Native Americans who lived there and how their lives changed when the Spanish came through.

Thank Carmine85635
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is only a few miles off I-25, so it is very easy to access. The ruins atop the ridge are very interesting and command a great view of the valley. It is amazing to think that 3 and 4 story Adobe structures filled this...More

1  Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Wonderful look at the long history of this area followed by a picturesque walk through the ruins of a Pueblo community. It's an easy 1.25 mile stroll and be sure to get the highlight book they offer. (It's a loaner)

Thank CHARLESHOrlando
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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