Last updated: August 1st, 2020
Mesa Verde Country is carefully and thoughtfully reopening to visitors. Our communities are looking forward to hosting you for a safe vacation with plenty of room to spread out and explore.
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 handwashing, physical distancing, and covered coughs. Thanks in advance!
Executive Order D 2020 138 is a mandatory statewide mask order that goes into effect at midnight on July 16, 2020, and will be in effect for 30 days. It may be extended.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Safe travels!
|Colorado Welcome Center – Cortez||Open Wednesday- Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Far View Lodge||Open through September 30. http://visitmesaverde.com|
|Four Corners National Monument||Closed until further notice|
|Monument Valley||Closed until further notice|
|Trail of the Ancients |
|Durango & Silverton Railroad||https://www.durangotrain.com/|
|San Juan Skyway |
|Arches & Canyonlands NP||Open: All roads, trails and restrooms. Some public buildings are open, such as the Park Store.|
|Canyons of the Ancients Visitors Center||Building is closed; oustide paved 1/2 mile trail open to Escalante Pueblo|
|Canyons of the Ancients National Monument||Open, follow Colorado Leave No Trace Principles|
|Crow Canyon Archaeological Center||Visit their website for more information.|
Check out the Marmot Cam!
|Dolores Public Lands Office||https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/about-forest/districts/?cid=stelprdb5154745|
|Kokopelli Bike & Board||https://www.kokopellibike.com/|
|Phil’s World||Open, masks optional, maintain 6ft distancing. https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/621788/phils-world|
|Canyons of the Ancients Tours||http://www.swcocanyons.org/|
|Galloping Goose||Closed until further notice. http://www.gallopinggoose5.org/|
|Lodging:||Mesa Verde Country Lodging properties are implementing processes to help protect the safety of guests, including new cleaning protocols. |
Check with the individual lodging properties you plan to stay with for additional safety protocols. During 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.