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Pecos National Historical Park [NM]

Pecos National Historical Park "preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo of Pecos, Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites, 20th century ranch history of Forked Lightning Ranch, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass. For several centuries the Upper Pecos Valley has been one of those rare places where the impact of geography on human experience is strikingly clear." The park is full of history, ranging from early American Indians to the Civil War in the west and Spanish settlement.

The park offers a 10-minute introductory film, exhibits in English and Spanish, guided tours, a one-mile trail, summer demonstrations, and Junior Ranger activities. Two weeks advance notice is required for all guided tours. The website offers detailed historical information regarding the park, as well as general visitor information. In order to contact the park via email, use the "contact us" link located on the left side of the webpage.