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Pecos National Historic Park

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Address: P. O. Box 418, Las Vegas, NM 87552
Phone Number: 505-757-7200
Activities: Hiking
Description: Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important...
Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important archaelogical site.
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Triails, Native American Ruins, Visitor Center/Museum...WOW!!

The Pecos National Historic Park offers self guide trail tour through the Native American ruins, and the Spanish Ruins including the Catholic Monastery. The views of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
64 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Pecos National Historic Park offers self guide trail tour through the Native American ruins, and the Spanish Ruins including the Catholic Monastery. The views of the mountains are spectacular, amazing, wow.. The trail is clearly marked, and each ruin is marked, along with the ecology (plant life)., The Visitor Center/Museum are currently open 8:30-4:00. The Museum has displays and... More 

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livin42day
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This park is located about 25 miels east of Santa Fe NM.Along the trail you will see "Kiva" which is a cermonial chamber built of rock. Inside is a "sipapu" or spirit hole, fire pit and roof entries. It was through these roof entires that the Pueblo Indians believed their ancestors entered this world.

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Irving, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stopped here mainly interested in the Glorieta civil war battle. It was interesting touring the pueblo, but we were especially grateful when the people working the front desk gave us tips on getting to the battle site at a separate location, including details on getting through the gate and finding the trails. It was a nice added bonus and so... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We saw the signs to the Park as we headed south to Albuquerque from Colorado. It looked interesting but we were in a rush. On the way back we decided to stop and we were glad we did. I wish we would have had more time to take in the museum. We were only able to do a quick visit... More 

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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This park gave a great view into past of what the incoming civilization did to the existing one in the area. Landscape around the park is beautiful, filled with rolling hills. The ruin is a great monument of the occurrence and the shape is . This is a good facility to take the young ones to so that they can... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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172 reviews 172 reviews
33 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A very haunting place. It always makes me think of all that has gone on in this country when I visit this park. It is quite beautiful, the park rangers are very well informed and it is never crowded. Well worth a visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My family and I visited Pecos National Historic Park in early October 2014. The park is off the highway but well marked. The main portion of the park features a visitor's center which contained an informative video, and a very neat timeline. Once done here, the trail to see the ruins begins just out the back door. The trail is... More 

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Okeechobee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to the park in the afternoon figuring we would start that afternoon and finish the next day. It had some really cool ruins, but not a lot else. It was peaceful and quiet but they advertise for a civil war trail. When I asked, even the park ranger didn't sound enthused.

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los angeles
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Off the beaten track but well worth it. Gorgeous area and ruins and history of pueblo are quite astonishing. Very well informed, friendly and helpful rangers.

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Princeton Jct., NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful visit to the Forked Lightning Ranch - an Open House in celebration of the 110th Birthday of Greer Garson Fogelson. It was a special day - with mariachi musicians playing and many of the rooms open to visitors. The park Rangers were there to talk about the Fogelsons - who donated thousands of acres of their property which became... More 

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