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Fort Union National Monument, NM

National Park Service

Overview

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.

Recreational Activities:

  • HIKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Superintendent
Fort Union National Monument PO Box 127
Watrous,NM,87753
Phone: (505) 425 8025
Email: foun_interpretation@nps.gov

Directions:

Plane
Fly to Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO.

Car
From Albuquerque (156 miles), Santa Fe (94 miles) or Las Vegas, NM (28 miles) take I-25 north, exit 366 at Watrous, 8 miles on NM 161.

From Denver (313 miles), Colorado Springs (243 miles) or Raton (95 miles) take I-25 south, exit 366 at Watrous, 8 miles on NM 161.

Public Transportation
No bus or public transportation service to Fort Union.

 

 

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