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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
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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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A pleasant surprise that's dog-friendly. Watch for snakes.

Pecos National Historic Park is definitely worth a stop to see the history of Native American/indigenous dwellings and to learn about the way of live from over 700 years ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Roeland Park, Kansas
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Roeland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Pecos National Historic Park is definitely worth a stop to see the history of Native American/indigenous dwellings and to learn about the way of live from over 700 years ago. I will reiterate this as much as it was reiterated on-site: WATCH FOR SNAKES. There are signs throughout the trail surrounding the ruins that calls attentions to the rattlesnakes that... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a great national park. It really brings to life visions of the past culture of some native peoples. Don't miss the tour; we even did the off-site $2 tour. Our guide was Suzan and she was very knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic. Great! They definitely need more signage from the highway though; a sign saying, 'Visitor Center this way'... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We arrived just after opening, watched a 12 minute video, and headed out to walk the trail to the ruins. Very interesting, beautiful scenery, and an easy hike if you have children. Be careful and watch out for wildlife. We spotted a snake (not a rattler) and we just backed away and let is cross the trail before continuing our... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited Pecos in July and it gave us a good base of knowledge of the region from early Peublo communities, to the Spanish missions, to western expanision and the Santa Fe trail.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

this is very interesting, learning about the Indians and how they mastered and farmed this area. Then were conquered by the Spanish. So many places that have trails you walk do not let pets on the trail. We were excited that this park did. We took our Christmas card picture with our little dog here. Thank you

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you like history like I do then you should take a little time and stop here. You pay the cheap entry fee in the gift shop/visitor center before heading out to the mile long trail. The first thing you notice is the bright red color of the structure against the blue of the sky and it is quite a... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This site has a great paved trail that walks you through the Pecos Pueblo and highlighted by the Pecos Pueblo Mission Church. Be sure to inquire about the Glorieta Pass Battlefield at the visitor center.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you are up to your eyes in great Santa Fe museums and sites, take a short drive over the pass on Interstate 25 to Pecos and follow the signs to this National Historic Park. Entrance is $7 per person and worth it. A great into movie at the Visitor Center, then an interesting 1.2 mile walk through the pueblo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a lovely historical site--beautiful nature, fascinating archaeological digs, excellent historical displays, and a visitor center movie narrated by Hollywood stars Greer Garson in English (the land was part of her ranch) and Ricardo Montalban in Spanish. There is a Civil War trail, in addition to the Pecos Pueblo and Spanish Mission. Worth a stop.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

we had been driving from albuquerque and needed to get out of the car. we enjoy our national parks. this one provides a walking trail with a self guided tour of pueblo ruins. fascinating while getting the heart pumping. about a mile walk including going up a slight incline; stop to look and it took us an hour. then come... More 

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