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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?

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.