Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Junta, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
An old trading post on the Colorado Frontier.
Great history, well preserved fort and great staff. Not a hike, but a walk through the historic site. A must do in the area and it is not bad for a destination.
This is a scenic walk around the NPS' reconstruction of Bent's Old Fort. The site is quite off the beaten path, but,
If you are in the area, I strongly recommend a tour of the fort (and this scenic walk). The park does a great job of explaining the history behind the fort and the connection between the Spanish, native tribes, and American trappers and traders.
Just 1/4 mile from the parking lot to the fort on a paved path. It's located on the north bank of the Arkansas River, to the east of La Junta, Colorado. Very interesting!