5 Old West Forts That Will Transport You Through New Mexico’s Past

When the U.S. claimed the New Mexico Territory, after the Mexican-American War, the U.S. set up a string of forts across the Territory to protect travelers and settlers from Indian raids, and to keep an eye out for other possible uprisings. From crumbled rubble to proud desert icons, the remains of these New Mexico forts can be found across the state.

Have you visited any of these old New Mexico forts? How do you think you would have done serving at one of these forts in the New Mexico Territory?