FORT BUENAVENTURA

 Located on an 84-acre river tract of land near the Weber River,  the fort symbolizes a period of western history that was the transition  from nomadic ways of the Indian tribes and trappers to the first  permanent settlers in the Great Basin. Facilities at the fort include  picnic areas, a canoeing pond, the replica fort including three cabins  and restrooms. 

THE FUR TRADE ERA

 The names such as Jim Bridger, Peter Skene Ogden, Jedidiah Smith,  Etienne Provost, and Hugh Glass, bring to mind strong, independent and  rugged men who fearlessly lived in the Rocky Mountains. There they  traded with the Indian tribes, married the Indian women, trapped the  rivers for beaver, and lived off the land. The legendary rendezvous,  where mountain men gathered annually to trade furs for supplies and to  eat, drink, and tell stories and demonstrate their skills, have become  as famous as the men themselves. 

 Come join us around the campfire. Who knows what pre-1840’s skill you’ll learn today.