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Kids in fort council room learning the use of Cheyenne sign language.
The fort council room was the place where the Cheyenne Indians brought their buffalo robes for trade.  The trader uses Cheyenne sign language with visiting students. 

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Guided Tour Reservation Information

The park is open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM guided tour times September through May and 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM with 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM tour times June through August. A short demonstration is included with the tour. Western National Parks Association's Bookstore offers videos, maps, and books for sale about the fort and the Santa Fe Trail. Plan on your visit lasting at least 2 hours. Call (719) 383-5026 for reservations.

The park collects a Living History Fee of $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for 6 to 12 year olds and is free for children under 6 years of age. The park has Interagency Passes available including the National Parks Pass, Senior Pass, Military Pass, and the Access Pass. Check out the fourth grade student Every Kid in the Park Pass website.


Last updated: March 30, 2021

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Mailing Address:

35110 State Highway 194
La Junta, CO 81050


(719) 383-5010

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