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:

In celebration of Sand creek Massacre National Historic Site's 10th Anniversery, join park staff for one-hour guided walking tours of the Sand Creek Massacre at 10am and 2pm Saturday April 29th 2017. Ranger staff will provide information and interpretation about events leading up to and during the massacre of over 230 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho at their village on the banks of Big Sandy Creek. Developing weather conditions may impact the schedualing of these events, please contact the park at 1-719-729-3003 for more information.

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


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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