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: Hiking trails and park grounds available from sunrise to sunset
Open: The monument visitor center is currently open. Face masks are required while inside the building.
When the Summit Road is closed to vehicles, it is available to pedestrians and cyclists---a great alternative to the Saddle Rock Trail and a means to social distance.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be a top priority. We urge visitors pack out everything you bring into a park, maintain social distance from other visitors, bring water, keep pets on a leash/pick up waste, and watch for snakes. Thank you for your cooperation! #RecreateResponsibly
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. Please plan ahead.
Last updated: March 1, 2021