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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

Park Statistics

Park Acreage
799.8 Acres

Park Visitation
2004 30,964
2005 27,760
2006 26,483
2007 23,952
2008 25,001
2009 28,131
2010 29,120
2011 26,842
2012 25,815

Did You Know?

Wagon on the Santa Fe Trail

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.