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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Things to Bring on Your Visit


Richard Gonzales

Walking on the Fort Union trails can take anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour and a half, and summer temperatures can rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures can drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend that you come prepared with these items:

Cool/warm clothing
Plenty of water
Snacks/picnic lunch
Comfortable shoes

*We have umbrellas available in the Visitor Center.


Did You Know?


Native Hispanos served as New Mexico volunteers during the Civil War and aided in the Union victory at the Battle of Glorieta Pass in 1862.