Directions and Transportation


Sand Creek Massacre NHS is located approximately 23 miles east of Eads, Colorado.

1) From the town of Eads take Hwy. 287 South / 96 East for 2.7 miles.

2) Turn left onto Hwy. 96 East for 11 miles, continue through the town of Chivington.

3) 1/2 mile after Chivington, turn left, North, onto Chief White Antelope Way, County Road 54, for 7 miles.

4) Turn right, East, onto County Road W for 1.3 miles.

5) The entrance to the site is on your left. Parking is available across from the picnic area.

Caution Large Vehicles and Motorcycles: Eight (8) miles of dirt/sand roads lead to the site.

Road Conditions

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is located off of a minimum of 8 miles of dirt road. Because of this, when there are significant amounts of rain or snow, it is recommended that you call the site at (719)-729-3003 to ask the on-duty Ranger for further information regarding road conditions.
Driving Directions Map to Sand Creek Massacre NHS
Driving Directions Map to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.




Currently there is no public transportation available between Sand Creek Massacre NHS and the surrounding communities.

Last updated: August 19, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1301 Maine Street
P.O. Box 249

Eads , CO 81036-0249


719 438-5916

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