Bent’s Old Fort

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
Location: La Junta, Colorado
Length of visit: 2 hours
Major draws: Reconstructed fort, living history
Strenuosity: 2 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Pop-up thunderstorms in summer
Description: Bent’s Old Fort on the Arkansas River on the prairie of eastern Colorado has been painstakingly reconstructed to its appearance of the 1830s. Historical reenactors are happy to talk to visitors about the site and its famous inhabitants.