Colorado Travel & COVID-19

The Colorado Tourism Office encourages visitors and locals alike to embrace our new interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for our destinations but for others, including those who call Colorado home.

Like many destinations in the West, Colorado is forecasting a warm, dry summer and many communities across the state have fire restrictions in place. We ask travelers to Colorado to be careful with fire and to check local restrictions before enjoying a campfire, fireworks or other activities that use an open flame.

As Colorado continues to jump start its tourism economy, travelers are asked to practice patience as businesses, restaurants and lodging establishments across the state continue to staff up to meet demand. Please be aware that mask requirements may vary depending on what part of the state you're visiting. We encourage you to be flexible, keep a mask handy, respect area businesses and remain alert for local guidance. When in doubt, wear a mask or visit

With loosened capacity restrictions across the state, this summer's calendar offers the return of many beloved festivals and events. You can catch a Rockies game at Coors Field, enjoy summer concerts at Red Rocks and much more. 

A favorite since 1891, the Broadmoor Manitou Pikes Peak Cog Railway will reopen this spring after two years of restoration, taking visitors to the brand-new Summit Visitor Center atop the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak. The much-anticipated Palisade Plunge is set to be one of the longest singletrack downhill-mountain-bike trails in the U.S., and Arapahoe Basin will inaugurate the highest via ferrata climbing route in North America. Colorado will commemorate the Bicentennial of the historic Santa Fe Trail throughout 2021, and the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train will debut its first U.S. route from Denver to Moab this fall, with an overnight in Glenwood Springs. 

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