Kid's Quarters 2013
The event provides seven to eleven year old children the chance to "step back in time" and learn skills of the 1800's. Children are split into groups of trappers, traders, laborers, blacksmiths and carpenters, Indians, and soldiers. Adult living history historians guide the children through normal life and work routines of the 1840's fur trading post. Applications will be available at this website May 1, 2014.
Junior Ranger Program
National Park Web Ranger
Did You Know?
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.