Alerts & Conditions

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:

Open: Main parking lot and picnic area, easy access to outdoor exhibits and self-guided trails from visitor center. Bathrooms in the visitor center are available 7 days a week. The visitor center bookstore is open Fridays through Sundays and is operating out of the back entrance of the Visitor Center. The front patio is working as the visitor center and there you will find a welcome/orientation table and the fee booth for entrance fees. Hornbek Homestead and Barksdale Picnic Area parking lots. All 14 miles of trails.

Closed: Visitor Center exhibits and theater are closed. The park film is online at

***FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS**** We are currently unable to accomodate groups larger than 10 students at this time for guided field trips.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. While recreating practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Last updated: May 29, 2021

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P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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