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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado


There are always new things happening at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. You can stay in touch by looking at our Park Newsletter online or occasionally checking for any news releases.

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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.