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Pecos National Historic Park

P. O. Box 418, Las Vegas, NM 87552
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, National Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
Description: Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important archaelogical site.
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

$3 pp charge or national park pass. The visitor center has a nice movie about 12 min long, narrated by Greer Carson which gives some history of the ruins and the people who inhabited them. The trail through the ruins is fairly easy with some gradual incline. There are two kiva's, which you can descend into via ladders, that are... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Why do we let such treaures waste away and what are people going to looking at in several thousand years when our civilization has vanished? Much like the relatives that you never go to know, one is left pondering what it was all about.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you are traveling I-25 the Pecos National Park is a great stop. The Access is easy off and on I-25 traveling parallel so you lose no travel time. The Visitor Center has a great display and explanation of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass and a the history of the Pueblo Indian and Spanish settlement. The Trail is... More

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Lakeland, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Ruins, especially the Church were amazing, and really enjoyed the tour of the Glorieta Pass Civil War Battle, and understanding an aspect of history we knew nothing about. Guide was great.

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Mukilteo, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Park has a great mix of history and scenery, and is easy to do in a short amount of time. The Vistors' Center explains the history of the Native Americans and Spanish settlers in the region, and there is a short (1+) mile hike that takes you to see where the pueblos were and has the ruins of a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you get the opportunity, take the Glorietta Pass tour with Roger Clark. He was so informative regarding this Civil War battle that took place in New Mexico. I am somewhat familiar with the details of this battle and Roger brought it to life for me. His detail regarding the personalities was phenomenal, including the ultimate demise of one of... More

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Cizur Menor, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We'd been to the park 30+ years ago. We were so taken with the new visitors' center and the helpfulness of the park rangers. The center has so many historical and area books, we wanted one of each. The trail around the park, old church and convento were something to see, as was with the kiva you could climb down... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

When is the last time you had an entire national park to yourself (and in July)? We had a beautiful trip here on a sunny morning with the cactus in bloom. The trail takes about an hour to complete and is not strenuous. Following our visit to the park, had a bite of lunch in Pecos at historic stop on... More

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Hawkins, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

when we were there, you could visit INSIDE the kiva. it was a mystical feeling for my family. we are strange like that. we enjoyed the movie they provided before we took the self walking tour.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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148 reviews 148 reviews
3 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Usually visit once a year or so and am absolutely fascinated by the rich history of this place and the role in played in the Southwest. Always find something new to discover.

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