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 Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
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 the Overlook Hill.
  • Look for rare birds, insects, and flora.
  • Admire the High Plains landscape as you continue along the bluffs trail.
  • Honor the dead by paying respect at the repatriation burial area

Special Events

Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service at Sand Creek Massacre NHS

On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill establishing the National Park Service (NPS). To honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, cake, lemonade, and a free copy of the Centennial Map and Guide to the National Park Service will be available to visitors at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, August 25.

The Sand Creek Massacre NHS is just one of the 412 units managed by the National Park Service. Today National Parks, Recreation Areas, Preserves, Historic Sites, Battlefields, Military Parks, Memorials, Monuments, Scenic Rivers, Scenic Rivers, Seashores and Trails can be found in all 50 states and 4 territories. These include iconic sites like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty; huge wilderness parks like Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska (13.2 million acres); and small urban sites like Thaddeus Kosciusko National Memorial in Philadelphia (0.02 acres). Come Discover why the National Park Service is considered America's best idea.


For more information on planning your visit

Please look at one of these other pages:

Basic Information

Directions and Transportation

Calendar of Events




Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249


(719) 438-5916

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