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Pecos NHP – Pecos Ruins Hike
In Pecos Region


Map File Source: DeLorme

map Hike Key: H10286
Last Updated: 03/07/2021
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: A (Easy)
Hike Distance: 1.1 mi
Minimum Elevation: 6880 ft
Elevation Change: 76 ft
Total Uphill: 93 ft
Total Downhill: 93 ft
Avg. Grade: 4 %
Route Type: CCW Loop
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 180 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:45
Hiking Seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit: 45
Hike Status: Published

Highlights

Tour the Pecos National Historical Park. Pueblo ruins in a beautiful setting.

Cautions

None.

Trailhead Directions

I-25 north from Albuquerque. Take exit 299 on to Hwy 50 to the Pecos village then south two miles on State Road 63 to the Pecos National Historical Park.

Actual Hike

From PARK, tour the VISITOR CENTER, then follow the trail that winds through the Pecos Pueblo and Mission Church ruins.

Comments

Admission is $3.00 per person or bring a Golden Age Passport or other National Park Pass. Reservations are required for groups who want to take guided tours. Most tours are only offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For tour options and reservations, see the Pecos National Historical Park website.

The location of Pecos made the Pecos Indians middlemen between the farmers of the Rio Grande and the hunting tribes of the buffalo plains. In this position, they became economically powerful and practiced in the arts and customs of the two worlds. With the Spaniards arrival, yet another culture and further adjustment was introduced to these people.

A park film is shown on request.

Waypoints

Access
ENTRANCE: N35 32.885, W105 41.050

Hike
PARK: N35 32.947, W105 41.349
VISITOR CENTER: N35 33.009, W105 41.170

Map Filename: PecosNHP_PecosRuinsTrailMap_MW2.jpg
Hike GPS File Name: PecosNHP-PuebloRuinsTrailWayTrack_MW.gpx
Hike GPS File: Click link to download hike waytrack file

Text Author: Marilyn Warrant
Map Author: Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author: Marilyn Warrant
Track Author: Marilyn Warrant
Maintainer: Marilyn Warrant
Editor: Howard Carr