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.
There is a $50 application fee for all permits and if use is permitted, possible location fees. Contact the Chief Ranger 719-383-5024 when applying for further information.
Special Use Permit for Event Use: To download a printable
Special Use Permit for Commercial Filming, Short Form: To
Special Use Permit for Commercial Filming, Long Form: To download a printable application, click here.
Did You Know?
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.