What are the park's hours?
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Is the park open year around?
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is currently open Monday through Friday
Beginning April 1, 2013 the park will be open every day, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
How do we reach the park?
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is located at 55411 County Road W. The site can be reached via Colorado 96 north at Chief White Antelope Way (Kiowa County Road 54) or via Colorado 96 north at Kiowa County Road 59.
Is there camping at the site?
Camping is not permitted at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and there are no overnight facilities available within the park.
Are there walking/hiking trails available in the park?
Yes, there is a trail head located adjacent to the ranger station at the park. The trail is approximately 900 yards (825 meters) in length. The trail leads to the monument area and viewing overlook above Creek. Access beyond the trail is not permitted.
Is there a bookstore at the park?
Yes, the bookstore is located in the ranger office and carries a selection of over a hundred titles and park-related items. The sales area is opearated through the Western National Parks Association.
Is there a park film available?
No, the National Park Service has not yet produced a film about the Sand Creek Massacre/Sand Creek Massacre NHS.
Are there food/beverage concessions available at the park?
No, there are currently no food/beverage concessions available at the Sand Creek Massacre NHS.
Are there picnic tables available at the site?
Yes, picnic tables are available in a shaded area near the ranger station.
Is potable water available at the site?
Yes, a drinking fountain and drinkable tap water are available inside the ranger station.
What type of clothing and footwear should we have while visiting the park?
Weather conditions at the park vary considerably. Summer temperatures of over 100 degress are common. Blowing sand and dust year around may be encountered. Violent storms, with tornado or blizzard activity, while infrequent, may occur with little warning.
Sturdy leather boots or shoes, full length pants, head coverings, and weather resistant outer garments are highly encouraged.