For Kids

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Kid's Quarters gives 7-11 year olds the chance to perform hands-on work of the 1840's soldier, craftsman, laborer, cook, trapper, and trader. 

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Kid's Quarters July 9, 2016
The event provides seven to eleven year old children the chance to "step back in time" and learn skills of the 1800's. Children are split into groups of trappers, traders, laborers, blacksmiths and carpenters, Indians, and soldiers. Adult living history historians guide the children through normal life and work routines of the 1840's fur trading post. Call (719) 383-5026 for an application or print on off from this website starting May 1, 2016.

Junior Ranger Program
Children of all ages have fun using the Junior Ranger book to explore the fort. After they complete the acitivities, they can receive a Junior Ranger Badge.

Web Ranger Site

National Park Web Ranger
Have fun with the National Park Service Web Ranger Site. Click here to enter.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

35110 Highway 194 E.
La Junta, CO 81050


(719) 383-5010
Contact is made with the park's administration with selections available for all other departments from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

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