Dogs - Leashed · Views · Wildflowers
OverviewThe Bluff Trail departs from the parking lot on Monument Hill and meanders along the bluff above Sand Creek for 1.3 miles. The trail provides stunning views of the high plains and offers time to reflect upon the events that happened at Sand Creek. Before heading out, take a moment to visit the monument on Monument Hill.
Need to KnowDepending on the weather, mosquitoes may be present in the spring time, so make sure to bring bug spray. The trail is exposed, with no shade except at the pergola at the monument. Make sure to bring plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the heat.
Flora & FaunaWildflowers of several varieties bloom in the spring time, and various plants common to the high plains are found along the trail. Cottonwoods line Sand Creek, but you are asked to keep your distance since this is where many of the Indians who were slain remain buried. In addition, there are prairie rattlers in the area, so its best to keep your distance.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Sand Creek Massacre NHSShared by David Hitchcock
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