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.
 
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:

The 19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 am Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the victims and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre and for healing of ancestral homelands. This year’s event will mark the 153rd year since the Sand Creek Massacre.
For more information, please see our Annual Spiritual Healing Run/Walk page.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is open seven days a week, 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 www.nps.gov/sand.

 
 

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Calendar of Events

Safety

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Last updated: November 16, 2017

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Mailing Address:

910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249

Phone:

(719) 438-5916

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