Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site commemorates the events of November 29, 1864, when Colorado volunteer soldiers attacked an encampment of over 500 Cheyenne and Arapaho people. The site was established to preserve and protect the cultural landscape of the massacre, enhance public understanding, and minimize similar incidents in the future.
When you visit, learn about the Massacre from an interpretive ranger (daily at 10 am and 2 pm).
More National Monuments, Recreation Areas and Heritage Areas:
Arapaho National Recreation Area
Located in northern Colorado, near Granby.
Founded in 1978
The Arapaho National Recreation Area contains five major reservoirs, often called the "Great Lakes of Colorado": Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Lake, Monarch Lake, Willow Creek Reservoir and Meadow Creek Reservoir.
When you visit, take a hike, go boating or fishing, and view wildlife.
Located in northern Colorado, near the cities of Fort Collins and Greeley.
Founded in 1996
The Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area tells the story of the river that set historic water law in the West. The contributions of the Cache la Poudre River to the development of water law in the Western United States, the evolution of water delivery systems, and the shaping of the region’s cultural heritage are all commemorated along the floodplain of this working river.
When you visit, walk or bike the 21-mile Poudre River Trail and look for birds and historic markers.