The guide book states: "Rugged, deep canyons separated by broad, gently sloping ridges and mesas covered by a pleasing mixture of dense spruce forests, majestic aspen stands, and open grassy meadows commonly filled with wild flowers in the summer months." And it lives up to this billing!
Main access is by trailheads located about 30 miles east and north of Santa Fe, NM, north through the town of Pecos and into the national forest. A ranger sub-station is in Pecos.
This view below is of the Pecos River valley with the tall Truchas Peaks in the background.
Here's one of our comfortable campsites nestled among the trees.
Santa Fe National Forest site
Pecos Wilderness info
"Trail Guide To Geology of the Upper Pecos" by Patrick Sutherland and Arthur Montgomery; New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Minerals, Socorro, NM; 116 pages.
"Trail Guide: Pecos Wilderness" by Southwest Natural and Cultural Heritage Association; Albuquerque, NM; 1991, revised 1995; 194 pages.