COVID-19 Getting Outside Q&A

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COVID-19 Getting Outside Q&A

Due to the statewide and Pitkin County Public Health Orders to stay at home, the Aspen Recreation Center, Red Brick Recreation Center and Aspen Ice Garden will remain closed until further notice.

The City of Aspen has closed all playgrounds, along with all outdoor restrooms. While these amenities will be closed, you are still allowed to take walks, hikes or go for a bike ride as long as you continue to practice social distancing of 6 feet.

Below are answers to a few questions you may have.

Q: Can I walk my dog on the trails or around the neighborhood?
A: Yes, as long as you follow social distancing requirements and remain 6 feet apart. Remember to keep your dog on a leash. Pitkin County commissioners approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday, April 14, requiring dogs to be leashed at all times on Smuggler Mountain Road, Hunter Creek Cutoff and the Jaffee River Trail - areas where dogs off leash are otherwise allowed. This is a temporary measure to help ensure social distancing by trail users. Please observe this new restriction while it is in force.

Q: Can I use the trails? 
A: Yes. Individuals are allowed to bike, walk, hike, or run as long as they follow social distancing requirements and remain 6 feet apart.

Q: Can I go fishing?
A: Yes, as long as you follow all social distancing rules. Fishing permits can be purchased online via Colorado Parks and Wildlife.