Bureau of Land Management National Park Service US Fish and Wildlife Service US Forest Service

Pecos River, New Mexico

Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest


Designated Reach:

June 6, 1990. From its headwaters to the townsite of Terrerro.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 13.5 miles; Recreational — 7.0 miles; Total — 20.5 miles.

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Pecos River

The Pecos River, famous in the folklore of the frontier, flows out of the Pecos Wilderness, through rugged granite canyons and waterfalls, and passes small, high-mountain meadows. It is one of New Mexico's most heavily used trout streams.