Bent's Old Fort..

July 24, 2010

Bent’s Old Fort is located in southeastern Colorado and it is one of my all-time favorite historical sites to visit. We were there in June 2009.  It was a commercial fort in the 1830s  and 1840s that means is was primarily a trader’s fort not a military one.  Although the original fort was destroyed it was reconstructed from some articulate plans drawn up by a calvary officer who was recuperating from a long illness.   Below is a gallery of pictures of the fort. click on any of the thumbnails to see an expanded picture.


2 responses to Bent's Old Fort..


    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for your interest in Bent’s Old Fort NHS. I work here and am glad to see your photographs. One thing you may want to change is in the text where you give the date 1870. The fort was here from 1833 to 1849 making it the only white civilization between Missouri and Santa Fe on teh Santa Fe Trail. The fort was on the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. Thank you for your time. Greg Holt, Park Ranger.



    Ranger Greg:
    Thanks for your comments and correction. As I have mentioned here and in past post Bent’s Old Fort is among the top five historic sites I have visited and I have visited a lot of historic sights. I plan on a return trip to the fort probably next year. I will try to look you up then and thank you in person.