The most commonly seen animals at Bent's Old Fort include White-tailed deer, Mule deer, Coyote, Wild turkey, Desert cottontail, Western rattlesnake and a variety of birds.
Did You Know?
Bent’s Fort was the only place on the Santa Fe Trail where wagons could be repaired and supplies replenished. Typically it would take 50 to 60 days or more for ox drawn wagons to make the 600 mile journey from Missouri. It would still be another month of travel before they reached Santa Fe.