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.
How to Donate
Donations are received by the park and used to purchase materials, supplies, clothing, tools and accoutrements for the living history program. Donations can be made by check made out the National Park Service and mailed to: National Park Service, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, State Highway 194 E., La Junta, Co 81050. You will receive a letter of confirmation by mail.
Did You Know?
One of the most educated and well traveled men at Bent’s Fort was a humble hunter named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. This highly regarded Bent employee started out life as the infant son of Sacajawea and accompanied his mother on the famous Lewis and Clark expedition.