Rio Grande National Forest offers virtual services in response to COVID-19

Monte Vista, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) is implementing procedures and protocols to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak following guidance from federal and state authorities.

“As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority,” said Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas. “We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.”

Customers needing information, permits, maps, or to schedule an appointment are encouraged to call the following phone numbers during regular business hours for prompt customer service.

  • Rio Grande NF Headquarters                719-852-5941
  • Conejos Peak Ranger District                719-274-8971
  • Divide & Saguache Ranger Districts     719-850-2374

These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings of large numbers of people and to promote social distancing.

Forest and recreation information, including maps, are available online at Maps can also be purchased online through the United States Geological Survey at

While being outside on a national forest is believed to be safer than indoor spaces, visitors are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to:



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