COVID-19 Resources for the Outdoor Recreation Industry

COVID-19 Resources for the Outdoor Recreation Industry

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office created this resource to help outdoor recreation businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find operating guidelines and funding resources specific to the outdoor recreation industry.

Industry funding opportunities and resources

CDPHE COVID-19 Dial Dashboard

CDPHE guidance for Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Guides and Tours and Outfitters


Colorado COVID Legal Relief Fund - free legal advice and help for Colorado small businesses

Colorado Parks and Wildlife COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Energize Colorado Gap Fund

OEDIT COVID-19 Small Business Alternative Funding List

Outdoor Industry Association COVID-19 Resources

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable: Outdoor Recreation Industry and Coronavirus

Philanthropy Colorado COVID-19 Relief Funds List

US Small Business Administration - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s outdoors

During this public health crisis, Colorado’s outdoor spaces have seen a tremendous increase in use as more people head outside for the mental and physical health benefits outdoor activities provide. Our biggest challenge is educating new and under-informed outdoor users about recreating responsibly. In the winter, that means educating Coloradans and out-of-state visitors on the risks involved in exploring Colorado’s winter backcountry, the safety precautions that need to be taken and appropriate equipment necessary to ensure a safe outdoor experience.
Access Fund: The Power of Close-to-Home Nature In The Time of Coronavirus

Care For Colorado Principles

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Awareness Campaign

Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Pledge

Leave No Trace Recommendations for Getting Outside Amidst COVID-19

Recreate Responsibly Coalition

Winter Outdoor Recreation Directory for Guides and Outfitters

Weston's Slay at Home Speaker Series - Breaking Down Backcountry Barriers