Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous

Colfax County New Mexico

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Photo by Gary J. Allen

Hundreds of reenactors participate in a living-history rendezvous of pre-1840's clad mountain men with a black-powder shoot, hatchet throw, and teepee village. A Santa Fe Trail reenactment with Indians, Spaniards and mountain men is held on Saturday. It's the largest gathering of its kind in New Mexico. The eight-day event stretches from the 2nd to 3rd Sunday every June, since 1975. One day-tour of SFT ruts on NRA property leading to Clifton House. Call for specific day.

Enjoy purchases from Traders Row, trail walks, daily rifle and pistol matches, costume contest, primitive archery matches and much more in the beautiful 6,800 foot elevation with tall pines, high grassy meadows & a cool stream. Prizes for team and individual events include: rifles, pistols, camp furniture, cast iron, plunder and Trader's Bucks.

A portion of the Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail crosses the Whittington Center which hosts this rendezvous. Membership in the NRA Whittington is not required to attend. Countless photo opportunities for history buffs and families.

For more information on this yearly, well-attended event, visit the website listed below.

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