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COVID Safety Guidelines

Telluride COVID Safety Protocol

We are excited for you to be our guest in Telluride this summer. Because the health and safety of our guests and residents is our number one priority, we respectfully ask you to follow these guidelines in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even if you are vaccinated, please follow our COVID guidelines and wear a mask. 

  • Wear face coverings in public places, and outdoors when you are unable to maintain six feet of physical distance. Per a town ordinance, face coverings are required in indoor public areas in Telluride.  Maintain physical distance of six feet between yourself and others

  • Practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently.

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • If you experience symptoms, call the Telluride Medical Center immediately at 970.728.3848.

Telluride has adopted many protcols to keep guests and residents safe and healthy.

Over the past few months, our lodging community has been working diligently with San Miguel County to create and implement protocols that ensure the safety of our guests, staff and community. We are ready to offer you the incredible Telluride experience you expect, while maintaining best practices and providing an exceptionally clean environment. All lodging properties in Telluride and Mountain Village will implement the following protocol:

  • All housekeepers have been trained and certified in COVID-19 cleaning protocols.
  • A rigorous disinfection protocol with EPA-registered products has been established

  • All staff will wear face coverings and physical distance.

  • All properties will have a maximum occupancy capacity to ensure there is plenty of space between rooms and to allow physical distancing in common areas.

  • A pre arrival guest screening process has been implemented 

  • No-contact arrivals have been implemented 

  • An oversight committee to monitor adherence to the COVID-19 protocol has been established.

Foodie’s love Telluride for its vibrant dining scene. Additional outdoor seating has been added in Telluride and Mountain Village for guests to enjoy take-out cuisine in the open air. Please be aware of the following guidelines when enjoying our restaurants and bars:

  • Restaurants are open for indoor dining with social distancing guidelines in place. 

  • Bars are open with social distancing guidlelines in place. Last call is 2 am.

  • All tables will be spaced 6 feet apart

  • Heightened COVID-19 cleaning protocol have been implemented throughout the entire restaurant, especially in high touch zones

  • Servers will be wearing masks and guests must wear masks while they wait for their meals

  • Health and safety checks are conducted each day to monitor potential COVID-19 symptoms in staff members.

  • Enjoy expanded outdoor dining spaces throughout town to accommodate for social distancing


  • Face coverings are required in all retail establishments. Businesses will provide a complimentary mask to guests who do no have one.
  • Please practice social distancing inside the store

  • Please follow individual businesses capacity limitations due to social distancing

The gondola, which links Telluride to Mountain Village, is closed for off season until November 20.  When riding the gondola, please be aware of the following guidelines: 

  • No Mask, No Ride:Per Mountain Village and Telluride ordinance, masks are required on all public transportation at this time for those over the age of 2. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering, please let operators know. Operators will provide a face mask if you don’t have one.
  • Cabin occupancy: one person or one associated party at a time will be loaded per cabin.
  • Cabin cleanliness: Advanced cabin disinfection methods will be in constant use. Cabins will be disinfected regularly. Cabin windows will be kept open to ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Line management: there will be no singles line, and markers will be at each station to maintain social distancing while waiting to board. Operators will maintain a six-foot distance from passengers yet continue to engage with guests.
  • Hand sanitizer: hand sanitizers will be available at each station for passengers.
  • Recreational equipment: ​Passengers will be required to load their own recreational equipment, including bicycles and strollers.  Please familiarize yourself with the proper use of the exterior bike racks before loading or ask an operator for guidance.

The Telluride Mountain Club has assembled a trails best practice to keep us safe and well when enjoying Telluride’s vast trails network this summer·

  • Recreate alone or with people in your household.

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet from other people.

  • If you need to, step off the trail to create a 6-foot buffer when others are passing.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth or mask when you are around others.

  • Skip high-risk activities to reduce the potential for call-outs of first responders.

  • Don’t recreate in public places if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19.

  • Remember too that general trail etiquette never goes out of style. Avoid muddy trails in order to prevent rutting and widening; respect trail closures; hikers yield to horses, and bikers yield to both hikers and horses; share the trail and be friendly to other trail users; consider putting your dog on a leash and always pick up after them.