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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

Support Your Park

Crew bagging exotic plants
Volunteers bagging exotic plants to promote natural revegetation.
Public support is a critical component in the management of National Park Service lands. No other federal agency relies as heavily on the generosity and kindness of its visitors, and we thank you for your past support and look forward to future partnerships.

From volunteering by performing living history to shopping in our bookstore, there are many ways that the public can support the park.

Did You Know?

Travelers unhitch their animals in the side corral

Many of the west’s most important men passed through the gates of Bent’s Fort. Some of their names were Joseph Walker, John C. Fremont, Kit Carson, Bill Williams, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dick Wooten, Francis Parkman, Marcus Whitman, General Kearny, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, and George Ruxton.