The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site memorializes the surprise attack on November 29, 1864 by 675 troops on a village of about 650 Cheyenne and Arapaho. The resulting massacre resulted in the deaths of over 230, including women, children and elderly. Today, you can overlook the village site from Monument Hill and follow a bluff-line trail above the valley of the massacre while considering the impact of this controversial event on our country’s history.
Open daily 9 am to 4 pm Thursdays – Mondays. Closed on winter Federal holidays.
MORE INFORMATION: National Park Service
PHOTO CREDITS: Canyons & Plains