Bent’s Old Fort, built in Colorado in 1833, was a major fur trading post along the Santa Fe Trail. During its 16 year occupation, the fort was the center of the Bent, St. Vrain Trade Company and also served as an army base during the war with Mexico in 1846. Today, the historic site features an adobe fort reconstructed from 19th century drawings. The park's educational center shares insight into the life of 1800s frontiersmen. Programs geared toward children include skill workshops, role playing and guided tours.


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