• Blankets, hides, and other offerings hang at massacre overlook

    Sand Creek Massacre

    National Historic Site Colorado

Operating Hours & Seasons

From April 1 to November 30, the park is open every day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

From December 1 to March 31, the park is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Staff may open the park on weekends by appointment; please allow one week advance notice.
Call 719-729-3003 ext. 0 on any weekday from 9-4 to make an appointment, or e-mail us.

The park will be closed on November 27 and December 25 of 2014.

Please note that weekend availability is not guaranteed due to staffing limitations.

Revised 7-18-14.

Did You Know?

Pvt. Aldrich

There were about 675 Colorado troops at Sand Creek. Private Joseph Aldrich of Company F of the 1st Regiment, pictured below, was one of 18 to die. The first soldier to fall at Sand Creek was likely Private George Pierce, Company F, 1st Colorado Regiment. More...