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Fort Union National Monument, Watrous

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 100 reviews on the web
A Fort for a Young Amerca

Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short grass prairie, amid the swales of the Santa Fe Trail, lie the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. For forty years, 1851-1891, Fort Union functioned as an agent of political and cultural change, whether desired or not, in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest.
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  • We certainly enjoyed visiting here, it’s also a good stop for the family. It’s located about a half hour north of Interstate 25. The ruins of the fort are extensive and you can walk the trails among t...  read more »
  • I learned a lot of history about how the army was back in the 1800's. There is not much left of the buildings. The film in the visitor center was really good. 
  • As always I recommend going prepared. In this case very well since the various phases of the Fort. Certainly the last linked to civil war becomes a must. Stop by to see the first few miles away the Fort in a landscape unchanged. Move slowly and take the breath of the wind. Feel the caravans along the Santa Fe Trail. The visitor center simply show the introductory documentary. Visit homepage starting at the hospital on the right then head true the furrows of the Trail. Beware of snakes, do not leave the path. Accessible website for free.
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