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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Directions

Garrison Flag raising ceremony

Garrsion Flag raising

Photographer: Volunteer Richard Gonzales

Getting There

Plane
Fly to Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO.

Car
From Albuquerque (156 miles), Santa Fe (94 miles) or Las Vegas, NM (28 miles) take I-25 north, exit 366 at Watrous, 8 miles on NM 161.

From Denver (313 miles), Colorado Springs (243 miles) or Raton (95 miles) take I-25 south, exit 366 at Watrous, 8 miles on NM 161.

Public Transportation
No bus or public transportation service to Fort Union.

Did You Know?

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The second Fort Union, also known as the Star Fort, is the only Civil War earthwork in the Southwest. The earthen trenches were designed to block the Santa Fe Trail from Confederate advancement from the south.