In the early 1800s, following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, a host of scouts, soldiers, trappers and traders began venturing from St. Louis, eager to explore and exploit the natural riches to be found in the wilderness of the West. It was America’s new economic frontier. The expansion of the fur trade would introduce new cultures and trading partners to farsighted business entrepreneurs.
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Unusually heavy and persistent spring rains have flooded several units of the National Park System in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, leading to washed out trails, closed campgrounds, and at least one death.
Looking for something to do in the National Park System in November and December? Check out this listing of activities, from Andersonville National Historic Site to Yoemite National Park.
Year-end holidays, with a Western frontier flair, will be observed at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado on December 6-7.
Anyone planning to attend the Fur Trade Encampment at Bent's Old Fort National Historicl Site this coming weekend can look for something else to do. The encampment has fallen victim to the ongoing government shutdown.
You can get a taste of the Old West at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site this weekend when the days of the U.S. Cavalry, 19th century edition, are relived.
Digging into the past is under way near Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, where archaeologists are sampling the area for artifacts dating to the mid-1800s when the fort was a military outpost.
Ever wonder if you could handle life in the 1840s West? Sign up for a "living history" program at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site this June and you just might find out.
Museum collections in National Park Service sites across the country include an amazing variety and mind-boggling number of items. Thanks to an expanding Web Catalog on the NPS Museum Collections website, it's now possible to search for and view thousands of images and records from those collections.
A traditional holiday festival, complete with pinatas, yule trees, and bonfires, is coming to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado in early December.