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1.25 miles

Trail Type


Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)


USGS Quad Map(s):  Fort Union National Monument Map

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Fort Union Interpretive Trail

New Mexico

  • Fort Union National Monument Interpretive Trail, New Mexico.

Activities & Features


The trail through Fort Union National Monument takes hikers on a journey through history. The short interpretive trail leads hikers through ruins that helped protect the New Mexico Territory shortly after the Mexican American War.


Fort Union also helped protect travelers along the historic Santa Fe Trail

Red Tape

Entrance Fee
Contact: Fort Union National Monument P.O. Box 127 Watrous, NM 87753

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