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We will meet in the USC ABQ Parking lot at 9:00 am and caravan from there. Explore New Mexico history as we journey to Fort Union on the Santa Fe Trail.  This Exploration is suitable for all ages and abilities.  It is highly recommended for children as it relates to New Mexico History.  Wear comfortable shoes for walking, (this is a developed historical site, hiking boots are not needed.)  Bring a picnic lunch

Please call the office with any questions.BRING PLENTY OF WATER. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for walking about on the grounds. It is likely to be sunny so hats and sun screen are suggested. There are no steep climbs; the land appears to be fairly level. If you are riding with someone, please help them with gas expenses. 


  • Fort Union National Monument is currently operating on its summer schedule. The park is open seven days a week from 8 am - 5 pm.
  • Installation of permanent exhibits in the visitor center begins August 2 and will take about 2 weeks. During this time, the museum and theater will be closed to the public. There may also be periodic disruptions of gift shop operations.