5 Ways to Be “Colo-Ready” for Your Next Visit - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

5 Ways to Be “Colo-Ready” for Your Next Visit

Here are a few things to know before you go

While our mountains, rivers and trails remain as beautiful as you left them, visiting the Pikes Peak region looks a bit different these days as we prioritize the safety of our community and visitors.

Along with the state of Colorado, Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Wonders region are committed to helping everyone stay safe and healthy as the world continues on the road to recovery. Our businesses and attractions have adjusted their operations to meet CDC and county safety standards. These new practices include and are not limited to:

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Social distancing
  • Phased reopening rollouts
  • Expanded outdoor seating options at restaurants
  • Limit of 50% capacity or 50 patrons in select indoor spaces
  • Reduced congregation
  • Increased contactless options
  • Usage of face masks and gloves
  • Disinfecting of shared objects
  • Employee symptom screening and temperature checks
  • Expanded curbside and delivery options

While our tourism industry works hard to help keep everyone safe, we ask that our visitors and community members do the same. As you plan your trip, please keep these five practices in mind.

1. Get Out, Spread Out

While shopping, dining and adventuring outdoors, remember to continue social distancing and maintain at least 6 feet from others who are not in your group. If you run into a crowded trail, check out options that may be less crowded.

2. #MaskUp

While none of the counties in the Pikes Peak region require the use of masks, we recommend every visitor brings one along on their trip. Individual organizations around the region may require they be worn. Additionally, they are highly recommended when indoors where others are congregating or when outdoors in crowded spaces.

3. Leave No Trace, Multiplied

Colorado has always promoted Leave No Trace practices to keep our natural wonders pristine for years to come. Now we’re taking it one step further, asking visitors and community members to think “contactless.” In addition to leaving things as you find them, avoid touching things others may have come into contact with like counters, railings and gas pumps. Regularly use hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

4. Stay Home When Sick

If you feel under the weather, stay put. The great outdoors will be here for you and your adventurous spirit as soon as you feel better again. Remember to keep others in mind and avoid any unnecessary exposure or spread of illness.

5. Do Your Research

Guidelines for restaurants, attractions, museums and activities continue to evolve every day. In addition, local guidelines vary across counties. Before embarking on your trip, check websites and social channels to ensure you’re aware of the latest travel advice. Visit Colorado Springs is maintaining daily updates on our website.

With everyone doing their part to keep our region safe, we’ll have a faster, healthier recovery, and you’ll have an amazing visit. We can’t wait to see you in the Pikes Peak region!