Finally, we arrived at Bent's Old Fort NHS and took a tour. It seems small for all the people who worked & traded there - a veritable who's who of the Santa Fe Trail trade. Took quite a few pictures, and talked with the staff interpreters, all dressed to period. I highly recommend (when it's cooler).
Next stop was Koshare Kiva & Indian Museum at Otero Community College in La Junta. A Boy Scout troop has been presenting authentic dances for 75 years (obviously not the same kids). The art collection is excellent and somewhat eclectic - lots of kachina/katsina figures, paintings from the Taos school, native art, old and modern pottery, etc. We were really pleasantly surprised - it's worth a stop.
Checked in at the HIE in La Junta, ate at Pizza Hut (I told y'all there was no place interesting to eat; as a matter of fact, there weren't many places to eat at all). Tomorrow we're off to Chama via Great Sand Dunes.