Events and activities subject to change
The public should be prepared for reduced hours and services provided by Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site employees due to the sequestration that became effective March 1, 2013. Please check back often for further details or changes.
These publications are freely distributed by the National Park Service. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Bent's Fort Ledger Volunteer Newsletter [1524k PDF file]
Western National Parks Association Bookstore Item and Price Listing [222k PDF file]
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.