Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route-Bent's New Fort

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Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route--Bent's New Fort
Location Address restricted[2], vicinity of Lamar, Colorado
NRHP Reference # 16000666[1]
Added to NRHP September 26, 2016

The Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route--Bent's New Fort is an area in Bent County, Colorado in the vicinity of Lamar, Colorado which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was listed in 2016.

It includes ruins of the foundation of Bent's New Fort. It presumably is located along the Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route a branch of the Santa Fe Trail which is an alternative to the Cimarron Cutoff route.

Bent's New Fort was operated by William Bent from 1853 to 1860. It was then leased to the U.S. Army.[3]

Bent's Old Fort, in what is now Otero County, was destroyed in mysterious circumstances in 1853. Its site is preserved in a National Historic Site.

Bent's New Fort may be associated with Fort Lyon.


  1. ^ "Pending NRHP registrations, in 2016". 
  2. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  3. ^ "Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail".