Pecos National Historical Park
San Miguel County New Mexico
The 5,660-acre National Historic Park's centerpieces are the ruins of a 14th century Indian pueblo and two 17th century Franciscan missions which crown a fortress-like hill in the verdant Pecos River Valley. The Park includes a six-mile stretch of the SFT, 1.5 mi. of the Pecos River and two detached units. Apache Canyon and Glorieta Battlefield (Pigeon's Ranch) which relate to the Civil War campaign of 1862. There is a per person or per vehicle fee.
Certified Site of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Spanish explorer Coronado visited Pecos in 1541. Indian village, abandoned by 1838 and Franciscan mission ruins were a noted SFT landmark and campsite, mentioned in several SFT journals. SFT ruts near site.