Pecos National

Historical Park


Remains of American Indian pueblos sit among piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe. They are meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed. Explore the cultural exchange and geographic features that played such crucial roles in the rich history of the Pecos Valley.

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Stories from Pecos National

Archeological Investigation of Pigeon’s Ranch (Year 1)
Archeological Investigation of Pigeon’s Ranch (Year 2)
Since our founding in 1938

WNPA has provided more than

$120 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

Kids in Parks

National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

What’s Happening at This Park?

2021-10-22 Ancestral Sites Tour No reservation is necessary.
2021-10-22 Battle of Glorieta Pass Caravan Tour
2021-10-23 Forked Lightning Ranch House Caravan Tour Make reservations at the Visitor Center or by calling 505-757-7241. Space is limited.
2021-11-07 Geologic Crossroads at Pecos Pueblo No Reservation is Required

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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Bring the Parks Home

When you can’t get to a national park for a visit, experience it from the comfort of your home. WNPA’s online store is packed with ranger-approved park collectibles, books, toys, and clothing. Shop for a special item.