Bents Old Fort National Historic Site

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840’s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and Plains Indian tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations, and special events. Situated in southeastern Colorado, on the western edge of the Great Plains, the site allows visitors to learn about and reflect on the westward expansion of the U.S.