Pecos Wilderness

San Miguel County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Mark Nohl

Designated in 1933, this 223,333-acre wilderness (see photo) cradles the headwaters of the Pecos River, which carved out the Pecos River Valley to the S. Within 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest, it offers backpacking, hiking, fishing, tent camping, Nordic skiing.

Wilderness at S terminus of Rocky Mountain Range. Sangre de Cristo Mountains provided Indians, Spanish colonists and SFT-era residents/travelers misc. fishing/hunting opportunities.