Historical Attractions

Fort Union National Monument Watrous

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Fort Union National Monument
PO Box 127
Watrous
NM
87753
Tel: (505) 425-8025

Where are we going today?

ort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest, and functioned as a military garrison, territorial arsenal, and military supply depot for the southwest. The largest visible network of Santa Fe Trail ruts can be seen here.
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Wear comfortable walking shoes..

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    Incredible fort and history

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    Neat ruins set in a lovely valley. Step out of the fort and you can find the wagon ruts of the Sante Fe Trail.

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