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

    Sand Creek Massacre

    National Historic Site Colorado

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  • April Night Tour of Sand Creek

    Sand Creek Massacre NHS is offering an evening tour and presentation on April 19, 2014. Appointments are required; please see the linked page for more information on scheduling and information. More »

Your Safety

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 occurring or imminent, please do not leave blacktop roadways - gravel and dirt roads become extremely hazardous when wet/muddy. Washouts can occur quickly with little notice. If electrical storms are observed, please return to your vehicle or designated storm shelters.

 
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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 likelihood of encountering a rattlesnake and possibly being bitten. Rattlesnake bites are potentially fatal. Please stay on designated trails.

For more information on safe practices, please look at the site safety bulletins.

 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Cheyenne and Arapaho families gather to remember.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes hold an annual Spiritual Healing Run at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Most tribal participants travel to the site from Montana, Wyoming, and Oklahoma.