Directions & Transportation

Local map of highways to Bent's Old Fort NHS
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is located 8 miles east of La Junta, Colorado on State Highway 194.


Getting There

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.

There are commercial airlines to Pueblo (75 miles) and Colorado Springs (110 miles).

Amtrak trains have a stop in La Junta. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is located eight miles east of La Junta and 15 miles west of Las Animas on Colorado State Highway 194 in Southeast Colorado.

TNM&O bus stops in Rocky Ford, Colorado, 16 miles west of Bent's Old Fort NHS.


Denver 190
Colorado Springs 110
Pueblo 70
Santa Fe, New Mexico 280
Mesa Verde National Park 340
Great Sand Dunes National Park 160
Capulin Volcano National Monument 135
Rocky Mountain National Park 240

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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