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Bents Fort resumes regular operating hours

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-18 01:01:46-04

OTERO COUNTY, Colorado — Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Otero County resumed regular operating hours Sunday. The fort will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every day for the rest of 2024, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The National Parks Service began reduced winter hours from January 1 to March 17 this year in response to lower visitation during the colder months. The fort was open Fridays through Sundays during winter hours.

A one-day entrance fee costs $10. Annual passes cost $35. There are five upcoming fee-free dates in 2024. They include:

  • April 20 to celebrate the beginning of National Parks Week
  • June 19 in honor of Juneteenth
  • August 4 to celebrate the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 28 to celebrate National Public Lands Day 
  • November 11 in honor of Veterans Day

Click here to plan a visit to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site.


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