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Dove Creek/
---Dolores Farm-
er¡¯s Market, every
Wednesday, 4-7p,
Flanders Park, 4TH
& Railroad, Locally
Grown, Locally Made
--Ball Room Dance
Lessons, Mondays,
Aug & Sep, 3-8p,
Mancos Community
--Karate, Tuesdays,
Aug & Sep, 5-8p,
Mancos Community
--Zumba in the Park,
Wednesdays, Aug
& Sep, 6:30-7:30p,
Boyle Park
--Mancos Farmers
Market, Thu, Aug
13,20, 4-7p, Down-
town Mancos
Many Colorado restaurants are serving food and
alcohol for takeout or home delivery.
Outdoor Recreation
Colorado has millions of acres of accessible feder-
al land, state parks, municipal parks, open space
and other accessible areas.
Guided services, including fishing, hiking, horse-
back riding and more, are allowed with groups up
to 10 people plus staff and guides.
Tour providers including river outfitters, rafting
and jeep tours can include members of up to two
households. Recreators are encouraged to contact
the guide or outfitter directly to learn more about
its specific operations.
Use COTREX for up-to-date information about
38,000 miles of Colorado trails, closures and ac-
tivity alerts.
Parks & Camping
Colorado state parks are open and both state
and private campgrounds are open. Please refer
to for specific information about
Colorado state parks.
The National Park Service is phasing in the open-
ing of Colorado¡¯s four national parks and eight na-
tional monuments, and Rocky Mountain National
Park is implementing a new timed-entry system.
Arts, Cultural & Tourism Attractions
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park reopened to the
public along with The Denver Botanic Gardens,
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Ouray Via
Ferrata and more. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
began a phased reopening.
However many tourism attractions remain closed,
including arts and cultural facilities, entertainment
venues and sports arenas. Please check local
listings before planning a visit and be aware that
many communities require the wearing of facial
coverings in stores and other enclosed environ-
Road Trips
Guidance for travelers may vary depending on
what part of Colorado you are visiting. Deci-
sions about reopening are being made every day
and several Colorado counties are going beyond
the statewide guidance to reopen businesses.
August 9
Summer Park Concert Series, Sopris Park, Carbondale,
August 13
A Band Called Alexis, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue,
Glenwood Springs, 970.945.9699
August 14
Joshua Bell & Larisa Martšªnez w/pianist Peter Dugan
(Sold Out), Gerald R Ford Amphitheater, Vail, 970.476.5612
The Goonies, I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, 970.209.9796
August 27
Elephant Collective, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver
Creek, 970.845.8497
August 29
Pearl Jam Tribute Chicago, I Bar Ranch, Gunnison,
September 27
Cousin Curtiss, Sunday Matinee Show, Healthy Rhythm Art
Gallery, Montrose, 323.270.6284
October 3
David Starr, (Cancelled) Cedaredge AppleFest, Cedaredge
2020 August/September
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Music, music everywhere. Check out these hot concerts that
are happening in your area during the months of Aug/Sept.
Always call venues to confirm concert information!!
--Mesa Verde National Park Fee Free Days, Aug 25,
Sep 26, Mesa Verde National Park
---Durango Farmers Market, through Oct 31, offers
fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts
and ready to eat food and beverage all from our
local region, every Saturday from May through
October you can find us in the parking lot of the
TBK Bank on 8th Street between Main Avenue and
Camino del Rio, Free Parking available at the City
Transit Center lot, market opens at 8a-noon and
9a-noon in October, local musicians every weekend,
No dogs at the market please, more info on Face-
book @durangofarmersmarket and our website:
--Mushroom & Wine Festival, Aug 14-16, Purgatory
Resort, 1 Skier Place, Durango, a ¡°wildly¡± popular
celebration of the bountiful wild mushrooms that
can be found right here on the mountain, weekend-
long celebration features a 6-course mushroom
dinner with wine pairings, guided mushroom foray
and a food & wine extravaganza featuring five of
Durango¡¯s finest restaurants and their mushroom-
inspired creations
--Thirsty 13 Half Marathon, Sat, Aug 29, a fun race
from Hesperus Church to Ska Brewing, when you
finish the half marathon there will be 50 brewer-
ies waiting to congratulate you at the San Juan
Brewfest, the course is beautiful and has a lot of
downhill, sponsored by TBK Bank
--Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, Sept 4-6, Duran-
go, Enjoy the best riding rally in the United States
with a weekend full of bikes, live music, motorcycle
giveaways, stunt shows, racing, bike shows, great
food, drinks and more
--Autumn Arts Festival, Sept 19-20, Durango Arts
Center, 802 E 2nd Ave, Durango, 2020 Updates:
With concern for the safety of our attendees the
following adjustments have been made to the
event: To avoid clustered gatherings there will be
no indoor live entertainment, food court or artist
dinner, patrons are encouraged to enjoy food from
downtown restaurants, social distancing measures
will be maintained outside, art booths will be set
up normally, benefit event by and for Durango Arts
Center, the region¡¯s premiere non-profit arts orga-
nization serving Durango and the Four Corners, a
juried show with top artists selected out of a pool
of over 200 applicants, Free entry, more info can
be found at:
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
Colorado is now in the ¡®Safer at Home in the Vast,
Great Outdoors Phase¡¯, which allows(?) Coloradans
and others to recreate in our state¡¯s great outdoors
while maintaining a sustainable level of physical dis-
The new GUIDANCE opens up outdoor recreational
opportunities statewide, including whitewater rafting,
jeep tours and other guided outdoor activities includ-
ing fly fishing, horseback riding, stand up paddle-
boarding, climbing and more Colorado fun.
Steps also are being taken to open ski resort gondo-
las and on-mountain summer activities, put historic
scenic trains back on track and reopen stand-alone
ziplines, ropes courses and climbing walls.
The reopening of each of these recreational oppor-
tunities is subject to local approvals, so be sure to
check local destination websites for the best informa-
tion about what¡¯s available.
Governor Polis has asked that as more of our state
opens, all visitors respect the wishes, public health
and capacity of our local destinations, whether in-
state residents returning to their favorite getaways
or out-of-state travelers discovering Colorado for the
first time.
As Colorado continues toward reactivating our econo-
my, the health and safety of both visitors and resi-
dents remain a high priority.
Air Travel
Colorado airports, including Denver International
Airport, are open.
Lodging offerings are available statewide for travel-
ers, including hotels and short-term rentals. Outdoor
pools are open and can accommodate up to 50 per-
cent of capacity.
Dining & Restaurants
All Colorado restaurants are allowed to provide dine-
in service with social distancing and are encouraged
to provide outdoor seating and service if possible.
Contact restaurants directly to inquire about their
services in advance, especially because seating may
be limited.