Things To Do

Ranger Programs

Interpretive programs are offered daily at 10am and 2pm. In the event you are unable to visit the park during these scheduled programs, ranger staff can provide an interpretive talk on demand. For details, contact park staff at (719) 729-3003, 9am to 4pm.

* Enjoy a safe visit - please stay on designated trails at all times.
Map of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site detailing walking trails and visitor areas

*Park walking trails are marked by the black dotted line on the map above. For visitor safety, please stay on designated trails at all times.

At the Site:
  • Learn about the Massacre from an interpretive ranger.
  • Picnic in the trees of the former Dawson homestead.
  • Walk to the top of Monument Hill.
  • Look for rare birds, insects, and flora.
  • Admire the High Plains landscape as you continue along the Bluff Trail.
  • Honor the deceased by paying respect at the Repatriation Area

Special Events:

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Tour

At 10:00 am on Thursday, November 29, join Park Guide John Launius for a free guided walking tour. The program will take visitors through the events leading up to and during the massacre, and the subsequent fallout over the attack. This tour will begin at the lower parking lot and cover a distance of one mile, round trip. Sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are encouraged.

Free Program at Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, Eads, CO.

At 6:00 pm Thursday, November 29th join Park Guide Teri Jobe at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (Plains Theater) for a free program on Sand Creek Massacre survivor George Bent. The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center is located at 1304 Maine St, Eads, CO 81036.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is open daily, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm For additional information, please call the park at 719-729-3003 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) or visit


For more information on planning your visit

Please look at one of these other pages:

Basic Information

Directions and Transportation

Calendar of Events




Last updated: November 25, 2018

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Mailing Address:

910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249


(719) 438-5916

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