For those who need a breath of fresh air, some good news. The National Park Service is waving entrance fees at all national parks that remain open in an effort to aid public social distancing. While the National Park Service has temporarily closed some parks, the vast majority remain fully or partially open — though “many facilities will be closed.” Be sure to check ahead on their websites before heading out for the latest updates.
Here’s the status of Colorado’s National Parks
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
The South Rim Road beyond the visitor center is closed to vehicles for the winter. The North Rim and East Portal Roads are also closed for the winter.
The South Rim Visitor Center is closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Colorado National Monument
Saddlehorn Visitor Center Closed.
Curecanti National Recreation Area
East Portal Road is closed for the winter.
The Elk Creek Visitor Center is closed until further notice.
Dinosaur National Monument
Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center Closed. Get up-to-date info here.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
The park may be closed due to weather conditions.
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Visitor Center and park store are Closed. Get up-to-date info here.
Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument is open today – however, some facilities have closed.
Due to physical security concerns related to the access of the Cutthroat Unit, the unit is closed to public access.
Mesa Verde National Park
The park remains open, but the Visitor and Research Center, Museum, and Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe are closed. Updates will be posted on the park website and the park’s Facebook page here.
Rocky Mountain National Park
CLOSED!! Get up-to-date info here.
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
The Sand Creek Visitor Centers and Park Stores are closed. All trails and Monument Hill are open during regular park hours.