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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Review

About 8 miles east of La Junta, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site painstaking re-creates what life was like in this adobe fort. Founded in 1833 by trader William Bent, the fort anchored the commercially vital Santa Fe Trail, providing both protection and a meeting place for the soldiers, trappers, and traders of the era. The museum's interior reveals daily life at a trading post, providing looks at a smithy, barracks, and more. Guided tours are offered daily during the summer.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 35110 Hwy. 194, La Junta, CO 81050 | Map It
  • Phone: 719/383–5010
  • Cost: $3
  • Hours: June–Aug., daily 8–5:30; Sept.–May, daily 9–4
  • Website:
  • Location: La Junta
Updated: 10-01-2013

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