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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?


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.