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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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A Great Find - Don't Miss This If You Are In Santa Fe or Las Vegas (NM) Area

This park was spectacular. I "stumbled" across it as I was staying in Pecos and drove by it; I drove in to see what it was all about. The walking trail is superb. I learned so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This park was spectacular. I "stumbled" across it as I was staying in Pecos and drove by it; I drove in to see what it was all about. The walking trail is superb. I learned so much about the history of the people that have lived in this area for centuries. The ruins - particularly the Kivas - were in... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Thousands of people lived here and only traces remain to be reflected on. There are several intersections to explore at Pecos. Pueblo and Spanish culture. The opening of the Santa Fe Trail between Missouri and New Mexico. The high point of the Confederate invasion in the west. Start at the visitor center to orient yourself with the history of the... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Pecos is a small national park, but packed with information about a very interesting time and place in our country's history. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about New Mexican, or the old west history.

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Fenton, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A beautiful walking trail through history preserved by this National Park is another treasure to enjoy. The knowledgeable and passionate staff are anxious to share what they know and their personal observations. The way the walking trail is build supports all ages and physical capabilities. The inclines are gentle allowing for any pace of walking. The views are breathtaking.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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47 helpful votes 47 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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238 helpful votes 238 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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