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“Pleasant Drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pecos River

Pecos River
NM
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Ranked #184 of 609 Attractions in New Mexico
Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting, Fishing
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Owner description: Like the Rio Grande, this river flows mostly southward across New Mexico, and is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as boating, rafting, hiking and fishing.
Las Cruces, NM
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Pecos river was really running due to the rains and was quite pretty to drive alongside. The Old Flume was quite neat to see and read about - lots of history along that river!

Visited September 2013
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New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our kids enjoyed the roped off swimming section of the river. Lifeguards were on duty there. We took the evening river cruise and it was great fun. The humorous boat captain gave a lot of information during the 45-minute cruise.

Visited August 2013
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pstro5221
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

They have done a wonderful job with a river walk, park and recreation area along the Pecos River. This was our favorite thing in Carlsbad.

Visited August 2013
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Texas, Gulf Coast
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you are near Carlsbad at Christmas you must stop for the night and see Christmas on the Pecos. The residents along the river decorate their homes for Christmas. The city of Carlsbad offers boat tours on the Pecos to view the lights. It is simply amazing. It has become an annual stop for us on our way to Colorado. Free blankets for the ride and be sure to stop for Hot chocolate after your tour.

Visited December 2012
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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
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“Great place to walk and enjoy the peace and quiet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Pecos River is really nice to walk around. This is an unusual sight in the desert. They have made a nice paved walking path around the river, and they have a playground for the kids, they have also added a few pieces of excercide equipment that you can use during your walk.

Visited April 2013
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