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Pecos Wilderness Area

#457 of 1,185 things to do in New Mexico Features Animals
1474 Rodeo Road, NM 87505
+1 505-438-7840
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As New Mexicans we should be ashamed of what else have done to this state treasure. People have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clay W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
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Feels a bit weird as i usually review restaurants... As far as Wilderness areas go, this is... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Scenic wilderness area located at the southernmost end of the thousand-mile-long U.S. Rocky Mountains.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
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1474 Rodeo Road, NM 87505
+1 505-438-7840

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As New Mexicans we should be ashamed of what else have done to this state treasure. People have absoutly trashed the river banks. Think city dump with a river running through it. The long standing rule "pack it in, pack it out" does not apply...More

Thank Clay W
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Feels a bit weird as i usually review restaurants... As far as Wilderness areas go, this is excellent: good size, not too many people beautiful mountains and plenty of high trails above treeline. The hiking is not too steep and trails are maintained pretty well...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went for a short hike in the Pecos and was amazed by the views within the higher altitude areas. The Pecos Mountains definitely look out of place in regards to non-mountainous areas of the state. If you're an outdoor enthusiast this is a place to...More

Thank BJR2000
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Was introduced to the Pecos a few weeks back when I hired a guide for fishing. Loved it so much, I returned two weeks later with the family. Beautiful! Sums it up. You can follow the river for miles and fish at numerous points, or...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the occasion of going up to New Mexico an Colorado for a much needed unplanned drive - relaxation vacation/break. On the way back to Texas we decided to visit a friend in Kerrville and took the less scenic route through...More

Thank galen w
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Santa Fe about 6 months out of the year and I frequently fish the Pecos. Since it is the closet trout fishing to Santa Fe, there is a fair amount of pressure on the river, but this is offset by very strong...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This place is excellent. Specifically, we drove down forest road 223 to the iron gate campground then hiked down to the Pecos river (about 3 miles). Very secluded area. We carried a fishing pole and my wife caught a rainbow trout. Good day.

Thank ChrisBumpas
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Easy Trails #25 and 26; not too steep. Beautiful scenery. Forest, meadows, river and high rocky mountains above, some snow-capped.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I haven't been to the Pecos Wilderness for several years, but it still remains, in my mind, one of the best kept secrets. If you love the outdoors and beautiful views of mountains, streams and nightly sky, then this place is for you. There are...More

Thank PianoMan4000
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Jack's Creek trail to Pecos Baldy. The start of the trail is a brutal zig zag up 2,000 feet on the side of a mountain. The hike takes easily sun up to sun down of steady hiking, so be prepared. We went in late May,...More

Thank Zach S
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