Horsehead Pass Was The Only Way West Over The Pecos

Nov 16, 2020

Goodnight-Loving Trail, including Horsehead Pass
Credit Texas State Historical Association

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, relates the story of Horsehead Pass, the only usable way to cross the Pecos River in West Texas on the way to California in the mid-1800s.  The pass was also used by cattlemen John Chisholm, Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving on cattle drives into New Mexico, Colorado and further north.