Sand Creek Site Hosting Special Evening Walk

PROMO 660 x 440 Logo - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sign - Jeanne Sorensen
Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
by Shawn Gillette

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will host a special evening walking tour May 26 in observance of the Memorial Day weekend. The tour begins at 7:00 p.m.

Park staff will explore the night march of Colonel John Chivington and 675 troops of 1st and 3rd Regiments, Colorado (US) Cavalry, as they marched from Fort Lyon toward "Black Kettle's Camp" along Big Sandy Creek.

Program length is two hours, with a round trip walk of approximately one mile. Participants should bring flashlights.

Space is limited for this free evening program. Park gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and the walk begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. from the lower parking lot, near the visitor contact station. Reservations are required. Call (719) 729-3003 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for additional information and reservations.

In addition to bringing flashlights, those participating are encouraged to dress warmly and wear sturdy walking shoes. Inclement weather on the day of the event will cancel the program and participants with reservations will be notified.