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.
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.
*In order to defray costs, the park will charge $5 per person, ages 6 and up, during major special events. In 2020 those dates are: Santa Fe Trail Encampment, June 5-7; Old-Fashioned 4th, July 3-4; Fur Trade Encampment, October 23-24; and Traditional Holiday Celebration, December 4-5.