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Colorado Travel & COVID-19

We in Colorado are on a steady, thoughtful path to reopening our tourism economy. Gov. Jared Polis is weighing the latest public health guidance as he approves new plans allowing various business sectors to resume operations.

Masks are required in all indoor public spaces throughout the State of Colorado, and some counties are now requiring use of face coverings in outdoor spaces when social distancing cannot be maintained. Top public health officials in the U.S. and Colorado have identified masks as one of the most effective tools available to limit the spread of COVID-19. Many local jurisdictions already have implemented mask requirements to slow the spread of the virus. Tourism organizations and destinations statewide are joining in endorsing the move as well as a way of protecting jobs and the progress Colorado has made toward reopening its economy. Please check local mask requirements before traveling. FAQ about Colorado's mask requirement >>

Colorado is now in the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Phase, which allows Coloradans and others to recreate in our state’s great outdoors while maintaining a sustainable level of physical distancing. 

This new guidance opens up several outdoor recreational opportunities statewide, including whitewater rafting, jeep tours and other guided outdoor activities, including fly fishing, horseback riding, stand up paddleboarding, climbing and more Colorado fun. See our new What's Open in Colorado guide here.

Governor Polis has asked that as more of our state opens, all visitors respect the wishes, public health and capacity of our local destinations, whether in-state residents returning to their favorite getaways or out-of-state travelers discovering Colorado for the first time. As Colorado continues to take positive steps toward reactivating our economy, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority. As you visit Colorado, we encourage you to embrace our new interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for our destinations but for our visitors and the people who call Colorado home. 

Colorado Welcome Centers are open. To stay on top of the latest conditions, we recommend keeping your plans fluid, researching county and destination websites before and as you travel, and becoming familiar with reservation cancellation policies. You can also call 1-800-COLORADO to speak to someone directly.

We ask you to honor the sacrifices so many in our state are making to fend off the impacts of coronavirus and respect the City, County and State restrictions in order to create a safe atmosphere for everyone to enjoy Colorado. If you are running a fever or showing any symptoms of coronavirus, please stay home or self-isolate. If we all do our part, we can all make the most of a beautiful Colorado summer season.

For more information please refer to the following sites:

Official State of Colorado COVID-19 Info:

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For the latest travel alerts and warnings, visit the CDC webpage, Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel.