This area is rich with significant history. Pecos (Cicuye) Pueblo was here and served as a major trade center. Later came the Spanish to establish a mission church. The Santa Fe Trail in 1821 brought new trade and importance to the area. An important Civil War engagement, the Battle of Glorieta Pass, occurred close by. Extensive archeological work was done at the pueblo site. Lots to see and do if you visit. There is no admission fee.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Paved - Car Okay
To walk/tour Located about 25 miles southeast of Santa Fe near the town of Pecos. Exit I-25 at the Glorieta Interchange (289) and travel east about 6 miles to Pecos. Then turn right on SR 63 and head south to the park entrance.