Grand Developed Recreation Sites to Re-Open in Early June

"Officials at the US Forest Service announced they would begin reopening some developed recreation sites in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Medicine-Bow Routt National Forests after May 31." -SkiHiNews Staff Writer

Staff, W. (2020, May 17). Forest Service announces developed recreation sites to start reopening in June. SkiHiDailyNews. Retrieved From

Grand County should start seeing the re-opening of Developed Recreation Sites as early as June 1st. The forced closure of campgrounds, developed trailheads, picnic grounds, and boat ramps occurred in mid-April with the Colorado state "Stay at Home" Order. The order, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, was designed to keep people at home, restrict travel to within your community, and prevent the spread of the virus. Closing developed recreation sites gave people even less of an excuse to travel for recreation. With Colorado moving into newer, less restrictive phases of the public health orders, we will start seeing more outdoor recreation opportunities opening up. Another glimmer of hope in eyes of outdoor enthusiasts, soon we will be able to camp, picnic, and go boating once again.