Located in southern Colorado, Bent’s Fort was a bustling hub of commerce and cultural diversity in the 1800s. Built by William and Charles Bent, this trading post served as a gathering place for trappers, Mexicans, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes who lived and hunted in the area.
This was the place to get life-saving supplies and a chance to trade wares with other settlers. Today, you can experience life at the trading post with enactments, museum tours and educational special events. Learn about prairie life as you explore the adobe buildings that protected nearly 200 people at any given time.
– Sydney Ayers, SLJ 100 Communications