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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?

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.