2020 Schedule of Events Note: Events are subject to change. Check this website or phone (719) 383-5010 for details and more information about these and other special events.
Frontier Skills Day Has Been Cancelled
March 21, 2020
This event has been cancelled to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.
Trails and Rails Trips Have Been Cancelled for 2020
Look for future trips next year where volunteers narrate excursions about Amtrak's Southwest Chief departing La Junta, CO, on Saturdays and Sundays for day trips to Las Vegas, NM. Make travel arrangements through Amtrak. For more information, call (719) 383-5023. (Trips are subject to cancellation due to late running trains.)
Santa Fe Trail Encampment* Has Been Cancelled for 2020June 5-7, 2020
One of the park's main living history events for the year will feature historic intepretations of Santa Fe Trail traders, teamsters, hunters, and Plains Indians with a focus on the summer of 1843. Experience the hey-day of the trail through ongoing demonstrations. Camps, set up near the fort, will be open for touring. For more information, call (719) 383-5023.
Kid's Quarterspark website starting May 1, 2020.
Fur Trade Encampment*
Although better known for its role in the buffalo robe trade, Bent, St. Vrain, & Co. were also heavily involved in the trade for beaver pelts, especially earlier in the fort’s history. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the beaver trade. Interact with trappers, in addition to the regular fort residents. For more information, call (719) 383-5023.
Traditional Holiday Celebration*
Witness the holiday pleasures and pastimes of the 1840s at an isolated trading post. Period games, foods, and festivities will enliven the fort. Reservations are required for the evening candlelight tours, phone (719) 383-5026 starting November 1, 2020.
Last updated: May 8, 2020