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Winter park hours at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site announce

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Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site has new winter hours. Starting January 2, 2024, the fort will be open weekly Friday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The winter schedule will be in effect through March 17, 2024. 

During this time, park trails and grounds will still be accessible seven days per week from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., excepting holiday closures. Visitors are always welcome to use the National Park Service App - available in iOS and Android app stores - to extend their visit. Rangers are also available to visit schools, libraries, and other community organizations for national park and history related programming free of charge. 

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site operating hours vary by season. For more information about upcoming events, visit the park’s web page at  

Fees apply for people 16 and older. Children 15 and under are free. All National Park Passes are honored. Fees are collected at the fort entrance. 

 Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site is located on Colorado Highway 194, eight miles east of La Junta or 15 miles west of Las Animas