Outdoor Recreation in Colorado - What's Open & Closed

"Most Coloradans have to wait a little longer before adventuring into the mountains again. While much of the state remains open for outdoor recreation, the mountain towns and other spots are likely to remain off-limits or with restricted access due to the coronavirus." -Breanna Sneeringer, OutThere Colorado

Sneeringer, B. (2020, April 29). Here’s what’s open and closed for outdoor recreation in Colorado. OutThere Colorado. Retrieved From

After entering the first phase of re-opening in Colorado, not much has changed for outdoor recreation. In fact, with the new "Safer at Home" Public Health Order, outdoor activities have specific guidelines. The order asks that people remain within their communities or within 10 miles of their home to recreate. Most outdoor activities are still widely accepted throughout the state as long as they accommodate the six-foot social distancing requirements and mask-wearing. With that being said, there is still a fair amount of recreation-based closures in the state in response to COVID-19. Specific high-volume trails and recreation areas have temporarily closed up shop to help prevent the spread of the virus. The best place to check on these closures before heading out is on the new statewide COTREX App. Some trailheads also have webcams set up so you may check how busy an area is before visiting. You may check on these cams with a link in the article posted above. As previously posted, please avoid highly trafficked trails and choose places where social distancing is possible without going off-trail.