Guide Teri Jobe will be leading a free guided tour at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site June 29. The 90-minute tour will focus on events that unfolded in the late 1850's and 1860's, culminating in the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as information following the massacre.
The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. from the lower parking lot at the site, and covers one-half mile of walking trails, concluding at the Monument Hill overlook.
During the tour, Jobe will describe the massacre and the events leading up to it. Using the experiences of George Bent, a survivor of the massacre, and will invite participants to explore events in the 1850's and 1860's in ways that relate to common experiences people have today.
Those who participate should dress for the weather. Temperatures can reach the 80s and 90s, and thunderstorms can occur. Sturdy shoes are encouraged for the moderately rugged trail, along with hats, sunscreen and water.
The site is open to visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information about the site is available at nps.gov/sand, or by calling 719-729-3003.