grass in the foreground, brick building farther back, blue sky
Fort Larned (initially called Camp Larned) was established in 1859 to protect Santa Fe Trail travelers from Indian raids. It continued that function until 1867, when the bulk of long-distance traffic was rerouted to the north.



A large print version of the official map and guide is on the Trail Brochures page.

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National Park Service areas along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, including Fort Larned National Historic Site, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Fort Union National Memorial, and Pecos National Historical Park, generally meet accessibility standards for people with disabilities.

However, because of the varied nature and rural character of the many certified sites making up the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, it is best that you inquire locally about accessibility at specific sites.

Last updated: February 12, 2019

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