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Bents New Fort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lamar, CO 81052, USA

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About Bents New Fort

Bent's New Fort was a historic fort and trading post along the banks of the Arkansas River in what is now Bent County. It features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade.

Attractions Near Bents New Fort

Prowers Bridge
Prowers Bridge0.66km from Bents New Fort

The Prowers Bridge over the Arkansas River near Prowers, Colorado is a historic bridge that was built in 1902 by the Pueblo Bridge Co.. It includes 3 Camelback truss, 2 Pratt through truss and one Pratt pony truss components. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.It is the last surviving out of more than 6 multispan bridges built during 1890-1910 that crossed the wide floodplains of the lower Arkansas River.

Madonna of the Trail
Madonna of the Trail12.38km from Bents New Fort

The Madonna of the Trail is a statue commemorating the women who blazed the trails westward across America. It stands 12 feet tall and depicts a woman leading her two children westward. The statue is located in Prowers County, Colorado, and is one of many replicas that can be found across the United States. The statue represents the courage and determination of the pioneer women who helped settle the American West.

Lake Hasty
Lake Hasty15.28km from Bents New Fort

A beautiful lake lcoated in the heart of Bent county and is fas for so many recreational facilities and also fishing is possible here. The Lake Hasty Campground is open year round with electrical hookups (20, 30 and 50 amp) at each of the 109 sites

John Martin Reservoir State Park
John Martin Reservoir State Park16.83km from Bents New Fort

John Martin Reservoir State Park is a state park in Colorado. It contains John Martin Reservoir, which is the second largest body of water in Colorado by capacity. It is also known for being a prime birdwatching location. It provides uncrowded boating, waterskiing, and spectacular conditions for a wide variety of wind water sports.

John Martin Reservoir
John Martin Reservoir22.86km from Bents New Fort

John Martin Reservoir is a reservoir on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado.[6] Built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it is used for flood control, irrigation, and recreation. John Martin Reservoir State Park lies on its shore. it is a productive warm water fishery, providing species including saugeye, wiper, white bass, crappie, and catfish.

Fort Lyon National Cemetery
Fort Lyon National Cemetery32.27km from Bents New Fort

A National Cemetery located near the city of Las Animas in Bent County, Colorado. It encompasses 51.9 acres and as of 2014 had 2,556 interments. It is administered by the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver County, Colorado.

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Bent County
Bent County
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Bent County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. The county is named in honor of frontier trader William Bent. Located in the Arkansas Valley on the plains of Colorado.