From Past to Present
We love to celebrate our heritage, but Pecos is more than our history. Pecos is booming and things are changing. Forbes magazine recently listed Pecos as one of the fastest growing small towns in America. Reeves County, where Pecos is located, is first in the state for drilling rigs, bringing new money and exciting opportunities to the area. This means new hotels, shops, restaurants, and everything else you need to make your stay here more comfortable.
There's something for everyone in Pecos! Take a stroll down Memory Lane Car Museum, where you can see a wide collection of classic and vintage cars. Our historic cemeteries are the final resting place of many cowboys and outlaws, like Clay Allison, the “Gentleman Gunfighter.” Find out more about him and others at the West of the Pecos Museum. If you prefer the outdoors, Pecos is located in the TransPecos area with spectacular wildlife viewing and plenty of public and private lands to hunt.
Sitting under the bright blue skies of Texas, the Pecos Trail Region is rich with outlaws and lawmen, West Texas oil boomtowns, Native American rock art, ranching, frontier pioneers, 19th century military forts, and 20th century air bases—all within a quick drive from Pecos. At 1,356 miles in length, the Pecos Trail covers seven state parks, dozens of towns, and hundreds of historical, cultural, natural, and recreational destinations.
Pecos also is the gateway to Big Bend National Park. Big Bend is one of the most remote areas in the country, so getting there can be hard to do. Make it easier by staying in Pecos, where you’re just a quick drive from the park and take advantage of all our town has to offer.