From Rocky Mountain National Park:
Rocky Mountain National Park Implements Federal Mask Requirement For COVID-19 Prevention and Protection
"To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing the NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. At Rocky Mountain National Park, face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, parking lots, pull-offs and overlooks.
The public can find information about the requirement on the park website and on signs throughout the park.
As conditions are subject to change, visitors should check the park’s website www.nps.gov/romo and social media channels @RockyNPS or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 for details on operations before they visit. Other tips to recreate responsibly are available on NPS.gov. Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement."
Rocky is constantly posting updates on their site like the most recent one below. Curious about areas affected by the burn? Wondering when Trail Ridge Road will open to thru traffic? Stay up to date here.
"Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in areas of the park. To ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. Due to high nesting activity last year closures will begin earlier this year on February 15 rather than March 1. These closures will continue through July 31, if appropriate. These closures may be extended longer or rescinded at an earlier date depending on nesting activity." Learn more about what areas are closed here.
Estes Park is fortunate to offer plenty of opportunity for guests to stay safe during their visit, including physically distanced lodging, delicious takeout from local restaurants and local stores providing safe shopping experiences to complement our wide-open spaces and endless outdoor adventures. Find out what this looks like for your trip to Estes Park here.