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Mesa Verde Country COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Travel Information for Mesa Verde Country

Last updated: March 8th, 2021

Mesa Verde Country is carefully and thoughtfully hosting responsible travelers for a safe vacation with plenty of room to spread out and explore. As of March 8th, 2021, Montezuma County is at Level Blue. This reduction in restrictions is encouraging.

Level Blue: Safer at Home, Cautious

  • 5% or less positivity rate
  • 0-75 cases per 100,000
  • No more than 2 new COVID-19 hospital admissions per day

Under Level Blue: 

  • Personal gatherings are allowed if they are made up of less than 10 people from no more than two different households.
  • Restaurants with indoor dining, along with noncritical manufacturing businesses, gyms and indoor entertainment events can operate at 50% capacity with a cap of 175 people.
  • Bars are closed, and last call for on-premise alcohol at other establishments is midnight.
  • Personal services businesses (like spas, hair salons and tattoo shops, among others) and limited health care settings must operate at 50% capacity, with a cap of 50 people.
  • Outdoor entertainment events must operate at 50% capacity, with a limit of 250 people.
  • Group sports and sports camps are limited to 50 people per activity.

As you begin to plan your visit, first please remember to bring your new preventative behaviors with you. Our residents and community members will benefit from your regular hand-washing, physical distancing, and covered coughs. Thanks in advance!

A mandatory statewide mask order remains in effect.

Secondly, check the statewide travel guidelines, which you can find here, and the Mesa Verde National Park status here. See our new What’s Open in Colorado guide here.

Finally, our Welcome Center in Cortez is open! If you’re in the area, please feel free to drop by or give us a call for the latest information and direct answers to your questions.

Below is the most up-to-date information about openings and closures in Mesa Verde Country. We will be updating this list regularly, but don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at (970) 565-4048 or Safe travels!

ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK – UTAHYESOpen – All roads, trails, restroomsPark store is open
CANYON OF THE ANCIENTS TOURSYESLimited Tours Available – Check out their website for more info
CANYON OF THE ANCIENTS TRAILS  YESBLM may be onsite at trailhead for questions and info –  (Traveling trunk program)No facilities
CANYON OF THE ANCIENTS VISITORS CENTER AND MUSEUMCLOSED(Info on tables in front of the museum)Open for a short hike to Escalante Pueblo – (1/2 mile trail)
CORTEZ CULTURAL CENTER Closed – no open date yet   
CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTERCLOSEDCampus is closed – Check out the marmot cam!
DOLORES OUTFITTERSYESCheck out their website for additional information!
DOLORES PUBLIC LANDS OFFICE – BLMCLOSED3 service people available to do Traveling Trunk ProgramVisit The Website to Learn More
DURANGO AND SILVERTON NARROW GUAGE RAILROADYESCascade Canyon Winter TrainDurango, South end of Main Street
FOUR CORNERS MONUMENTNOClosed until further notice 
GALLOPING GOOSE MUSEUMNOClosed until further notice
HOVENWEEPPARTIALTrails and restrooms open – Campground and museum closedStaffing onsite by museum sporadically.
KOKOPELLI BIKE AND BOARDYESCheck out their website for additional information!
LODGING IN MONTEZUMA COUNTYYESDuring this time, all guests are required to wear a mask or face covering when in indoor public areas, and certain services and amenities may be unavailable.
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARKYESVisitors Center Bookstore     9-3:00  Spruce Tree Terrace-     lunch Morefield Campground &     Farview Lodge- May 1stDrive through the park on your own – Monday thru Sunday!  (Limited tours coming soon!)
PHILS WORLD  YESMasks optional, maintain 6 ft distanceBiking – all trails open
SAN JUAN SKYWAYYESBeautiful day drive –   Watch Snow Advisory  
TELLURIDE GONDOLA  YESScenic drive and tramway –  Ski SeasonWatch Snow Advisory  
TRAIL OF THE ANCIENTS BYWAYYES Drive through on your own
UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO, HOTEL, AND RV PARKYESCasino – Closed  See website for additional information
UTE MOUNTAIN TRIBAL PARKCLOSEDClosed until further notice 
Updated February 24th, 2021

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