Colorado Hiking, Nature July 15, 2020
Take A Stroll Into The Past Via Colorado’s Fort Uncompahgre On The Old Spanish Trail
The Centennial State is a beacon for history that dates back millions of years, and – fortunately for Coloradans – much of it can still be seen and experienced in nearly every corner of the state. One of these historical places that cannot be missed is Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail, which offers a unique look at a vital time in the formation of Colorado:
Located in the southwest Colorado town of Delta, Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail is a replica of the original trading post that is guaranteed to transport you back in time.
"Step back in time and visit the replica of an 1820's era historic fur-trading center and learn about the history of the earliest days of commerce on Colorado's Western Slope," invites Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail, which features everything from old-time dirt floors to authentic clothing and apparel to piles of furs and animals hides.
Established in the 1820s, Fort Uncompahgre was a hub for different trails and served as a post for Native Americans and European settlers alike, who traded food, firearms, furs, tools, and beads.
When you visit today, you will get a first-hand look at these items and the trading process, thanks to intricate displays and knowledgable guides.
In addition to the Trade Room, guests of Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail will also get an insider's look at a historic trapper's cabin, Horno (a circa 1,400 B.C. beehive-shaped adobe oven), Cocina (kitchen), and blacksmith shop.
Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students ages 12 to 18.
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