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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico


Garrison Flag raising ceremony

Garrsion Flag raising

Photographer: Volunteer Richard Gonzales

Getting There

Fly to Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO.

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?


In 1877 there was a smallpox epidemic at Fort Union. The hospital was so full that they had to set up tents outside to accomodate the overflow of patients.