Visit the site of an 1835 fur-trading fort, and follow the paths
of founders Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette. The traders employed
many of their mountain-man friends, including Baptiste Charbonneau
and Jim Beckwourth, at their adobe outpost on the South Platte River.
corner of adobe ruins as photographed in 1910 by F.W. Cragin.
Fort Vasquez Museum, 35 miles northeast of downtown Denver on U.S.
Highway 85, features displays that interpret the fur-trade era.
Field trips to the Museum by school and other groups are highly encouraged. Please call 970-785-2832 to confirm open dates and reserve times.
of reconstructed Works Progress Administration adobe
fort with 1932 Colorado Historical Society commemorative monument.
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workers apply a layer of "sacrificial" mud plaster to protect
the adobe walls. The property is listed in the National Register
of Historic Places