Travel the trail by reading exhibits in towns across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The mountain route through Colorado afforded more water sources for weary Santa Fe travelers.
Bent's New Fort landscape is like none other. As you stand in the 1850s fort foundation, you can look down from the bluff and gaze upon the Arkansas River. There are five exhibits along a trail brushed by boy scouts that illuminate the life of William Bent - and what happened over time at this site.