Bent’s Fort Chapter -Points of Interest

"Within a days’ travel or so of Bent’s Fort…we arrived at the promised land known to traders as
‘Big Timber’ for rest and refreshment. A thick forest of venerable trees sheltered us from the heat,
and beneath them wandered a stream cool with the mountain snow."
— Matt Field at Big Timber on the Arkansas River, 1839

Points of Interest:

A few of the many sites of interest along the Santa Fe Trail within the Cimarron Cutoff Chapter Area.

Bent's Fort Chapter Brochure

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado was a hub of cultural exchange in the 1800s. Located along the Santa Fe Trail, this fort served as a meeting place for Native Americans, settlers, and traders from all over the world. Experience a piece of history and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures that shaped the Wild West in Taste of History Episode 7 of Season 12!

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Lamar Welcome Center

City of Lamar, Colorado

Sierra Vista Interpretive Site, Comanche National Grassland