BLM Colorado COVID-19 Updates
Continuing our service to the public while doing our part to address COVID-19 is very important. You may continue to enjoy BLM-managed public lands. The health and safety of staff and visitors is our number one priority. Following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Colorado's Safer-at-Home, BLM Colorado is temporarily changing some of our facilities and services in the state.
Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM-managed public lands in a safe and responsible manner. We recommend visiting areas close to home while avoiding very popular or crowded locations where social distancing may be difficult and limiting group activities to members of your household. Please note that existing rules and regulations apply. Entrance fees have been waived. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use, and use of special areas will remain in effect.
The BLM urges visitors to do their part when visiting your public lands as some visitor services may be limited due to limited staff availability in some areas. We recommend:
- bringing your own supplies such as disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper
- packing out your trash
- reducing the handling of cash by paying recreation fees through Recreation.gov or with a check, where available
- maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups
- limit your group to 10 people or less
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; or use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- stay home if you feel sick
*** Please note that the BLM will be responsive to changing circumstances, and this information may change at any time. We will do our best to update this information but recommend that you also contact local offices.***
Public Rooms and Visitor Centers
The BLM is temporarily restricting in-person public access to visitor centers and public rooms in our Colorado offices. Please check with individual offices regarding customer services available by phone or email. Choose an office below to find our contact information.
- Colorado State Office
- Northwest District Office
- Rocky Mountain District Office
- Southwest District Office
- Upper Colorado River District Office
Colorado State Office
Contact the Andy Senti Public Room by phone or email for assistance.
Northwest District Office
Public lands in the Northwest District are open. Contact the field office public room by phone or email for assistance.
There are fire restrictions in place.
Rocky Mountain District Office
Public lands in the Rocky Mountain District are open.
The Royal Gorge Field Office is open for in-person services from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The San Luis Valley Field Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for in-person services on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Please call for an appointment for in-person services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Please contact our field offices by phone or email for more information.
Southwest District Office
Public lands in the Southwest District are open. Contact the field office public room by phone or email for assistance. There are fire restrictions in place.
Tres Rios Field Office
The Canyons of the Ancients visitor information area, special exhibit hall, and theater are currently open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the museum is currently closed. Please call the office for customer services that may be available by phone, email or in-person at 970-882-5600. Visitors may still continue to enjoy the BLM trails and open space areas of the monument. A "Virtual Ranger Station" will be stocked with maps, brochures, and junior ranger booklets can be found next to the Visitor Center's parking lot 24/7.
Upper Colorado River District Office
Public lands in the Upper Colorado River District are open. Contact the field office public room by phone or email for assistance. There are fire restrictions in place.