Things To Do

Ranger Programs

Interpretive programs are offered during regular park hours at 10 am and 2 pm. 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 (Thursday through Monday) 9 am to 4 pm.

* 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.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. 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: March 1, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1301 Maine St
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249


(719) 438-5916

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