The Sand Creek Massacre is located in Kiowa County Colorado. To visit the site, follow Colorado State Highway 96 east off Highway 287 near Eads, or west off Highway 385 at Sheridan Lake. Near Chivington, turn north onto County Road 54/Chief White Antelope Way or at Brandon, turn north onto County Road 59. Follow these roads to their intersections with County Road W. The park entrance is along CR W a mile east (right) of CR 54 or several miles west (left) of CR 59.
Caution Large Vehicles and Motorcyclists: Eight (8) miles of dirt/sand roads lead to the site.
Did You Know?
John Chivington (1/27/1821-10/4/1894), the controversial commander of the Colorado Volunteers at Sand Creek, had led Union troops to victory at the battle of Glorieta Pass in 1862. The southeastern Colorado town of Chivington, named for the Colonel, was founded in 1887.