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“Pleasant Drive” 5 of 5 stars
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Pecos River
NM
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Ranked #267 of 1,010 things to do in New Mexico
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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
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“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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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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
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“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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77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

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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139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great place to walk and enjoy the peace and quiet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

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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