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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

Be A Junior Ranger

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Kids as carpenters

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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?

Women cleaing chickens for cooking

The first white woman didn’t arrive at Bent’s Fort until 1846, 13 years after its establishment. Unlike the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail was basically a freight road, men driving freight wagons. That started to change after the Mexican War when New Mexico became U.S. territory.