Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Latest COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 community transmission levels for San Juan county has been elevated to HIGH. Masks are now required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

In areas CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

Mask requirements vary by park based on CDC's COVID-19 Community Level tool. Additional details are available at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

What's Open?

What's Closed?

Visitor Services and Park Information

  • Park maps and pre-stamped passport stamps are available outside the visitor center.

 
Illustration of a cactus in a desert with a howling coyote in the distance. Text reads "Recreate Responsibly. NPS.gov. US Department of the Interior. National Park Service."
Stay safe and leave no trace!

NPS Graphic

Recreate Responsibly

When recreating, park visitors should maintain social distance and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. Please do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19. Park staff 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.

  • Keep your distance.
    Give others plenty of room whether you are on a trail or in a parking lot.
  • Keep it with you.
    If you brought it, take it with you. Trash pickup and restroom facilities are limited in many park areas.

Last updated: June 17, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez , CO 81321

Phone:

970 562-4282 x5

Contact Us

Stay Connected