Pike's Stockade

Pike's Stockade, located near Sanford, Colorado, on the Conejos River, about 45 miles southwest of Fort Garland,[4] was built in 1807.[4] Here, the American flag was raised on Spanish soil by Zebulon Pike.[1]

Pike's Stockade
Reproduction of the fort
Nearest citySanford, Colorado
Coordinates37°17′37.07″N 105°48′35.8″W
ArchitectZebulon Pike
NRHP reference #66000244
CSRHP #5CN.75[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHLJuly 4, 1961[3]

The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[3][5] The stockade was reconstructed from notes in Pike's journal[4] and is maintained by the History Colorado.


  1. "Conejos County: Sanford". National and State Register Listed Properties. History Colorado. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  3. "Pike's Stockade". National Historic Landmark Summary Listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
  4. "History of the Fort". Museums: Fort Garland Museum. History Colorado. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  5. Joseph Scott Mendinghall (December 1, 1975) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Pike's Stockade, National Park Service and Accompanying 4 photos, from 1975.
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