Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is located in rural southeastern Colorado. The Visitor Center is located in Eads, Colorado and the massacre site itself is located approximately 23 miles east of Eads, Colorado.
Getting There By Car
Visitor Center (Eads Colorado)
The community of Eads, Colorado is located at the intersection of State Highway 96 and US Highway 287. The visitor center is located at the intersection of 13th and Maine Streets at 1301 Maine Street.
The Sand Creek Massacre site is located approximately 23 miles east of Eads, Colorado.
Caution Large Vehicles and Motorcycles: Eight (8) miles of dirt/sand roads lead to the site.
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.
Currently there is no public transportation available between Sand Creek Massacre NHS and the surrounding communities.
Last updated: August 29, 2023