La Junta, CO 81050
The park is accessed via U.S. Highway 50 and Highway 194. From La Junta, Colorado on U.S. Highway 50, take Highway 109 north 1 mile to Highway 194, then east on Highway 194 six miles to the fort. From Las Animas, Colorado, on U.S. Highway 50, take Highway 194 west 13 miles. Set your GPS to 35110 State Highway 194 E., La Junta, CO.
Summer temperatures are sometimes in the high 90s. Weather is generally fair in the fall and spring. Winter temperatures can be below freezing in the winter. Most of the fort is unheated and does not have modern cooling and so dress accordingly.
Bent's Old Fort Living History Fee - $3.00
The fee allows visitors to experience the fort and its rooms and meet and visit with period clothed interpreters. It is charge on a per person basis. Payment allows the holder to visit the site for one week from date of purchase.
Visitors park at the parking lot and walk the 1/4 mile trail to the fort where you will be met by a period clothed interpreter. Brochures and a documentary film are available in one of the fort rooms. Western National Parks bookstore is located at the left rear corner of the fort.