The Pecos National Historical Park is the Gateway to the Plains

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Explore the Gateway to the Plains when you adventure through the Pecos National Historical Park. This natural treasure just outside of Santa Fe features some gorgeous landscapes. Wander the pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pine forests of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for a thrilling adventure! Bring your camera to capture some of the beauty or simply soak it all in with your eyes. Within the park, you will also discover the remains of Indiana pueblos. Enjoy nature and history at the Pecos National Historical Park!

For more information on the beautiful outdoor landmarks near El Farolito, you can download our free vacation guide. It features the best things to do, like go on a hike through the Pecos National Historical Park, during your stay in Santa Fe!

Entrance to the Pecos National Historical Park

So, you’re planning to go on a hike in the Pecos National Historical Park. First things first! Know where to go and when to go. Entrance to the park is free, making it quite convenient to travel here during your vacation without worrying about shelling out typical national park fees. During the summer, Pecos National Historical Park hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then, during the winter, the park closes at 4:30 p.m.

Guided Tours

There are some great guided tours offered at the Pecos National Historical Park if you’re looking for an added perk. These free guided tours are offered several times a week, according to a seasonal schedule that you can check on the website. This season you can enjoy the Ruins Tour, which will take you around the 1.25-mile main loop trail. You’ll hear about the crossroads of history and culture, Southwest archaeology, and ongoing preservation efforts. The Battle of Glorieta Pass Van Tour will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the Civil War. It focuses on areas of the park significant to the Battle of Glorieta. The Forked Lightning Ranch Van Tour is another favorite option, giving you a firsthand view of the Ranch House and ranch overlooking the Pecos River.

Gone Fishing!

Other than hiking, a favorite activity to enjoy is Pecos National Historical Park fishing. Among the Pecos National Forest, you will discover the Pecos River, a hot spot for anglers. Three miles of the river are divided into beats, allowing for a particular number of fishers each day. It is required to practice catch and release fishing with single, barbless hooks. Cast your line and let the beautiful surroundings and peaceful river allow for a fantastic morning or afternoon. This is the perfect way to spend a sunny day!

After a Day at the Park, Come Back to Your Santa Fe B&B

Our charming bed and breakfast located in the heart of Santa Fe is the ideal place to return after a long day in nature. Rejuvenate in your private room, lounging in your king or queen bed. The unique decorations you will discover at El Farolito set our inn apart from a typical hotel in the area. Skip the conventional and arrive at the creative! Do you want a unique vacation? It all begins here!

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El Farolito Bed & Breakfast Inn
514 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-988-1631
Toll-Free: 888-634-8782
Fax: 505-989-1323