Alerts & Conditions


The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Fort Union National Monument is open. We ask that people recreate responsibly as they enjoy the trails around historic Fort Union.

COVID-19 Mask Requirement
Currently, masks are not required at Fort Union National Monument. Requirements for mask-wearing at the Monument are based on the local community COVID-19 transmission level as rated by the CDC. The CDC rates the community level as low, medium or high, and updates the ratings weekly. If Mora County, New Mexico, is rated as high, masks will be required indoors at the Monument regardless of vaccination status.

When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

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: September 11, 2022

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