Bierstadt Lake in Esters Park

COVID-19 and Travel to Estes Park

Updated 2/8/2021

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.

Estes Park is currently in Level Yellow on Colorado’s Dial, a framework used to standardize levels of “openness.” Businesses certified through Larimer County's Level Up program will continue to operate in Level Yellow on Colorado's Dial until the State has vaccinated 70% of it's 70+ population.

 

What this means for your visit to Estes Park
  • Restaurants – operating at 50% of the posted occupancy limit indoors not to exceed 50 people, excluding staff, whichever is less, per room. The majority of restaurants in Estes Park offer takeout, use the “takeout” filter on our restaurant listing page to find one that fits your tastes or find the direct link here.
  • Retail – operating at 50% capacity of the posted occupancy limit, and should offer increased options for curbside pickup, delivery, and dedicated service hours for senior and at-risk individuals.
  • Outdoor guided services – operating at 50% capacity, up to 10 people per group. 
  • Bars – operating at 50% of the posted occupancy limit indoors not to exceed 50 people, excluding staff, whichever is less, per room. May also use any existing, licensed outdoor space for in-person dining with a group limit of 10 and minimum spacing of 6 feet apart.
  • Indoor events – seated and unseated, operating at 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people excluding staff, whichever is less per room. 6 feet of distancing must be maintained between non-household contacts.
  • Outdoor events – operating at 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 175 people excluding staff, whichever is less. 6 feet of distancing must be maintained.

Find detailed information on the allowances for each industry, and more, here.

 

Larimer County Level Up

Larimer County is working to certify Estes Park businesses to allow them to operate at a level higher than the current level Larimer County is in, through the Larimer County Level Up program (which involves an extensive application process as well as in-person inspections to earn certification). Find a list certified business, here – search for Estes Park using the search bar just above the blue table header. Businesses certified through Larimer County's Level Up program will continue to operate in Level Yellow on Colorado's Dial until the State has vaccinated 70% of it's 70+ population.

 

Rocky Mountain National Park is open

Timed entry permits are no longer required to enter the park, entrance passes continue to be required.

For more information:

 

Estes Park Visitor Center & Information

The Estes Park Visitor Center is closed to in-person visitation, but the staff is available by phone (970-577-9900) and email to answer your questions from 9am to 5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. There are a variety of resources available in the public restroom area, which is open for use during the hours listed above.

 

Face Coverings

Regulations via both the state of Colorado and Larimer County require visitors and residents to wear a face covering while inside in public places.

 

Virus Information:

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Information
  • Centers for Disease Control: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • General questions about COVID-19: Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more. 

 

 

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