Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

When traveling through the high altitude of Historic Northern New Mexico. And only a day trip from Santa Fe, Albuquerque or Las Vegas New Mexico. You will be surprised to find Spanish Ruins and a Pecos Pueblo Native American ghost town and church. Pecos National Historical Park contains the ruins of a Native America Pueblo called Pecos that dates to the 1100s. And what is left of a Spanish Mission built in 1717.

The Pecos National Park is a perfect day trip from Santa Fe or Albuquerque. And can be found only miles from Interstate 25. This is a perfect stop as you are on a road trip to or from Colorado or Texas. This New Mexico National Park is open year-round. And is perfect for those who love history, photography, or looking for an easy day hike. So come with us on our travels to the Pecos National Historical Park in Northern New Mexico.

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Perfect Day Trip in New Mexico

This is a perfect stop as you are on a road trip to or from Colorado or Texas. Or maybe you are staying in Santa Fe, Albuquerque or Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The National Park is open year-round. If you love history, photography, or looking for an easy day hike, then this is the place for you. Most of the ruin area is accessible to wheelchairs. And dogs are allows on a leash.

Make sure while you are visiting, that you carve enough time to visit the Fork Lighting Ranch and Glorieta Pass Battlefield. Both involved in an American Civil War battle referred to as the Gettysburg of the West.

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Trap door with a ladder. Reddish in color. It is called a Kiva. It was used in Pecos Native American Rituals
Kiva. Used in Pecos Native American Rituals


We stayed at the Santa Fe KOA Journey campground. We had a wonderful one-room cabin. The campground was well shaded and quite. It sits off of interstate Highway 25. And is only miles from Pecos National Historical Park and Glorieta Pass Civil War battlefield. And Santa Fe is just up the road.

reddish adobe of walls, arch ways, and stairs of the old Spanish Mission built in the 1700s
Inside the Spanish Mission built in the 1700’s

The Santa Fe KOA has a great common patio area where you can grill a steak, have a glass of wine, or just read a book. While relaxing on the well shaded patio. I was delighted by the hummingbirds whizzing by while reading my Roadside History of New Mexico book.

We use the campground as our home base. From there we were able to visit the Santa Fe Plaza, San Miguel Mission, Palace of the Governors and Loretto Chapel and of course the Pecos National Historical Park.

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