Plan Your Visit

A ranger greets visitors at the entrance to the fort.
Plan Like A Park Ranger

Use our top ten tips to plan your trip to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site.

A paved walkway leads to an adobe fortress with tipi poles in front of it
Take a Hike into History

After you arrive in the park, a short walk is required to reach the reconstructed fort.

The interior of an adobe for showing a rectangular plaz on the ground floor with blankets displayed.
Places to Go

Explore the interior of the fort and the grounds of the park.

Fires light up the plaza at Bent's Old fort
Things To Do

Enhance your Bent's Old Fort experience by participating in a guided tour of the fort or other activity.

A leashed dog explores the side corral of the fort.
Pets at the Park

Leashed pets are welcome in most of the park.

The Park Store has a variety of western frontier book, videos, maps, 1840 trade goods for sale.
Western National Parks Association Store

Complete your visit by checking out the Western National Parks Association Store at the rear of the fort.

A young visitor watches a rooster in the plaza
Become a Junior Ranger

Visit the park, experience the fort using the booklet, complete the pages for your age group and receive a Junior Ranger Badge.

19th century trade items on a counter
Basic Information

Hours of operation, entrance fees, and other useful things to know before your visit.

Two men work on a wagon wheel in front of the fort.

The fort can present challenges for visitors with special needs. Learn more about accessibility conditions and accommodations.

Last updated: May 13, 2024

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35110 State Highway 194
La Junta, CO 81050


719 383-5010

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