Pecos - Las Vegas Ranger District

Area Status: Open
View of a mountain hillside with yellow aspen and pine trees.

NOTICE: Parts of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are currently under a closure order. Please see the main Santa Fe National Forest homepage for more information about what areas are closed. 

The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is home to the iconic Pecos Wilderness, and the headwaters of the Pecos River originate from the district. A vast system of trails provide plenty of day hiking and backpacking for adventure seekers of all levels. Multiple campgrounds like Jack’s Creek, Iron Gate and Panchuela make great base camps for those exploring the wilderness. The Wild and Scenic Pecos River Corridor provides excellent stream fishing. The district, which extends east toward Las Vegas, is rich with history and wildlife. The Las Vegas side has trails that also extend into the Pecos Wilderness. From hunting to hiking, recreation opportunities on this district are plentiful.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Review the closure order and map: Temporary closure of area, roads and trails for Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon post-fire impacts

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Pecos - Las Vegas Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Pecos - Las Vegas Ranger District


Areas for Backpacking at Pecos - Las Vegas Ranger District

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Pecos - Las Vegas Ranger District

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Pecos - Las Vegas Ranger District

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities