Photographer: Volunteer Richard Gonzales
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.
Did You Know?
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.