Only the developed recreations sites have been closed. Campgrounds, picnic areas and areas with restrooms have been closed to help achieve our goals of flattening the COVID-19 curve.
Forest officials very much want to encourage folks to completely follow the Governor’s order. So if Forest users are not driving great distances to do so, it is OK to access the forest while maintaining physical distancing requirements but never, use an area that is crowded.
Although the #RioGrandeNF is not closed to visitors, it wants to encourage anyone considering venturing out in the Forest to recognize social distancing while there and even consider delaying any recreational use. All campgrounds, picnic grounds and toilet facilities on the forest are currently closed to promote and ensure physical distancing.