Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.
Castle of the Plains
Frontier Skills Day March 18
You can try your hand at cooking, blacksmithing, carpentry, trapping, soldiering, trading, adobe work the early 19th century way.
June 7-11 Living History Encampment
You can pre-register for the June 7-11 Living History Encampment. Its 5 days and 3 nights with period role play and work.
The Southwest Chief Narrated Trip
Trails and Rails volunteers provide narration aboard the Southwest Chief from La Junta, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Trade Starts With A Secure Adobe Fort
The fort was like a merchant ship on the ocean. Valuable furs and goods could attract piracy. Battlements give the company staying power.