Know Before You Go

Learn about ways you can travel responsibly in Colorado.

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, some Colorado 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 take positive steps toward reactivating our economy, the health and safety of both residents and visitors remain our highest priority. Travelers to Colorado are asked to wear masks indoors and practice recommended hygiene and social distancing regardless of vaccination status. Many businesses across Colorado, including most event, music and performing arts venues, are requiring visitors to be fully vaccinated or to provide a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of entry. Visitors are encouraged to “Know Before You Go" and to carry their vaccination cards with them and check local mask guidance while planning and taking trips across the state. International travel to Colorado is subject to the same regulations as all of the U.S. and all international arrivals are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 24 hours. More information is available at  
Additionally, we encourage locals and travelers alike to embrace our new interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for our destinations but for the people who call Colorado home — by adopting our Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principles.  We hope everyone will help us navigate this phase of recovery with patience and kindness.
Colorado’s ski areas are looking forward to welcoming guests back to the slopes this winter with a return to a more normal skiing and riding season. Each ski resort and area in Colorado is approaching safety protocols in alignment with their local area restrictions and health agencies. Guests should visit ski area websites, social media and other channels to ensure they have the most up-to-date information on any COVID-19 protocols and understand what is expected during their visit. 

For free travel advice, stop by one of our 10 Colorado Welcome CentersFor up-to-date travel alerts, visit