Bent County - 8 Attractions You Must Visit
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About Bent County
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.
Types of Attractions in Bent County
List of Attractions in Bent County
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.
Boggsville Historic Site
Boggsville is a former settlement in Bent County, Colorado. It includes a 39-acre National Register District with two early territorial-style adobe structures, the 1866 Boggs House and the 1867 Prowers house. The site is owned by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County and operated as a seasonal interpretive museum. The surviving structures are among the earliest examples of Territorial architecture in Colorado. Boggsville was the last home of frontiersman Kit Carson.
John Martin Reservoir
Lake/ River/ Ponds
John Martin Reservoir is a reservoir on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado. 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.
John Martin Reservoir State Park
Lake/ River/ Ponds
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.
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.
Map of attractions in Bent County
For more information about Bent County, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_County,_Colorado