Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

35110 State Highway 194

La Junta, CO 81050

To Schedule: Call 719-383-5026 or email

Guided Tours: 1.25 hours

A ¼ mile walk down the original Santa Fe Trail to the Fort is a walk back into the 1830s and 1840s when Bent’s Fort was called the “Castle of the Plains”. A trapper or other Fort employee will greet you as you enter the plaza and there you begin to realize what you see, hear, and smell is true to the spirit of the time. Explore Bent’s Old Fort with guided tours and a short demonstration. Tours are offered at 10:30am and 1:00pm from Tuesday after Labor Day through Memorial Day weekend. (Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, tours are offered at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm daily.)

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