Please drive carefully as you approach the site. Keep in mind that the last eight miles of roadway to the site are gravel and dirt. Also, roadways adjacent to the site are open-range, watch for cattle.
If adverse weather is occuring, or immiment, please do not leave blacktop roadways - gravel and dirt roads become extremely hazardous when wet/muddy. Washouts can occur quickly with little notice.
Southeast Colorado is rattlesnake country and rattlesnakes may be encountered at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Walking in tall grass or among sagebrush increases the likelyhood of encountering a rattlsnake and possibly being bitten. Rattlesnake bites are potentially fatal. Please stay on designated trails.
Did You Know?
The Arapaho tribe is comprised of two groups. The Northern Arapaho generally reside at Wind River, Wyoming, near Ethete. Most Southern Arapaho live scatterd in western Oklahoma, in the communities of Canton, Geary, and Colony.