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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Things to Bring on Your Visit

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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
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Hats

*We have umbrellas available in the Visitor Center.

 

Did You Know?

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Fort Union was established to protect commercial and military enterprises along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was strategically positioned near the junction of the Mountain and Cimarron Branches of the trail to better serve their purpose.