Photo courtesy Fort Uncompahgre

This unique, recreated fur trading post offers a vivid glimpse into the feeling and experience of living on the western frontier of 1828. Take a tour of a small community next door to Confluence Park with knowledgeable volunteers to help you learn more about the Old Spanish Trail.

At Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail (a replica of the original Fort) everything is authentic from the dirt floors to the piles of furs and animals hides displayed there.

You will feel like you stepped back in time standing in the same space where tribes and trappers exchanged furs for guns, knives, beads, and other prizes of the sprawling frontier. Your history lesson begins when you get out of your car.

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