Albuquerque’s Pecos Canyon State Park Turns 10, Celebrates the Many Occasions

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About 10 miles west of Albuquerque, Pecos Canyon State Park is now open for visitors with reservations, Aug. 14-19. The warm summer air and low humidity make camping at this recreational outlet an ideal way to spend a weekend or week. Both campgrounds allow one-week or longer stays.

Visitors can tour the park’s steep and varied landscape; enjoy outdoor activities on any day and explore a redwood forest and lesser-known hollowed-out pinon trees; gaze at the night sky with the unspoiled features of the park’s glacial history and the spectacular rock formations of the Ferris wheel; and walk through the Rockies’ largest unpaved dirt roadway. The park’s treeline lands, groves and mountains provide a permanent backdrop to any mountain or canyon walk.

You can stay at the brand-new accommodations on Parker Road at 200 Parker Drive for $44 per night and meet for breakfast at the campsite. This will allow you to explore the gorgeous snow-capped views and explore the park for the winter without any changes to the schedule.

In addition to these facilities, a new public office complex has been added to the park to facilitate group activity meetings and activities that include dog-sledding, biking, tubing, car camping, rock climbing, track building, rock poker, and roller derby. Over 300 guests now live at Parker Road and live near the park entrance, which has amenities and a wide variety of lodging options, including great sandy beaches with beach cabanas, spa and fitness centers, clothing and accessories stores, and a large gourmet restaurant with complimentary hot dogs and barbecue. Most people stay in the permanent campgrounds, which range from about $40 per night to about $130 per night with all the options. The park also has a number of traditional camping options, including Hobbit’s Den and Passage Bed-and-Breakfast, and some seasonal lodges including Woodbine, Canyon at the Fin, and White Hills. For that extra price, they offer free admission for those who cannot travel on private property or annual pass holders. And the park also provides discounts for all categories of rental equipment from private land to government-owned mountain-bike rentals.

For reservations, call: 828-237-3800, walk through the parks’ visitors information desk, which is located at 200 Parker Drive or visit the website.

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