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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

Be A Junior Ranger


Kids as carpenters


Upon your arrival at the fort, meet with a costumed Interpreter for a Junior Ranger Booklet. Fill out the pages and receive your Bent's Old Fort Junior Ranger Badge. The Booklet has a variety of fun things to do.

Did You Know?

Oxen being driven by teamster

Eight to ten oxen were used to pull the trade wagons from Missouri to Bent's Fort. Oxen were cheaper, less temperamental and tasted better than mules or horses.