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COVID-19 Travel Information for Mesa Verde Country

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.

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!

AttractionOpen?  When?
Colorado Welcome Center – CortezOpen Wednesday- Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Far View LodgeOpen through September 30.
Four Corners National MonumentClosed until further notice
Monument Valley Closed until further notice
Trail of the Ancients
Durango & Silverton Railroad
San Juan Skyway
Arches & Canyonlands NPOpen: All roads, trails and restrooms.  Some public buildings are open, such as the Park Store.
Canyons of the Ancients Visitors CenterBuilding is closed; oustide paved 1/2 mile trail open to Escalante Pueblo
Canyons of the Ancients National MonumentOpen, follow Colorado Leave No Trace Principles
Crow Canyon Archaeological CenterVisit their website for more information.
Check out the Marmot Cam!
Dolores Public Lands Office
Dolores Outfitters
Kokopelli Bike & Board
Phil’s WorldOpen, masks optional,  maintain 6ft distancing.
Canyons of the Ancients Tours
Galloping GooseClosed until further notice.
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.

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