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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado


Nature and Science

Tiger Salamander

(Don Troyer)

To date, no extensive study has been done to inventory amphibian species and populations. Three species of amphibians have been documented at the park.

Did You Know?

Travelers unhitch their animals in the side corral

Many of the west’s most important men passed through the gates of Bent’s Fort. Some of their names were Joseph Walker, John C. Fremont, Kit Carson, Bill Williams, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dick Wooten, Francis Parkman, Marcus Whitman, General Kearny, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, and George Ruxton.