Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho 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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Summer hours (June 1 through August 31): 8:00am to 5:30pm Winter hours (September 1 through May 31): 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Fees & Passes
The park collects a Living History fee of $3 for adults, $2 for 6-12 year olds with children under 6 years age free. The park collects a $5 person event fee for anyone over 6 years of age during major events which include the June 8-9 Santa Fe Trail Encampment, September 15 Hispanic Heritage Day, October 20 Native American Heritage Day, and the December 7-8 Tradtional Holiday Celebration. This will be in lieu of the regular $3 fee. Fees are collected at the fort.