Updates & Alerts

Fire Update

Our County is home to more than 14,000 people, numerous animals - both wild and domestic, incredible vistas, and a breath-taking valley. The East Troublesome Fire has torn through Grand County with devastating results. We are all heart-broken but we couldn't be more grateful for the fire-fighters, first-responders, EMS teams, Forest Rangers, and other local and state authorities who are working to save our forests, farmland, wildlife, homes, and businesses.  All trails in the Arapahoe National Forest-Sulphur District and BLM Land in Grand County are CLOSED. 

The Grand County community is tight-knit and incredibly resilient and strong but does need help. 

How you can help.

The Grand Foundation has set up a Wildfire Emergency Fund. The Foundation is local a philanthropic organization that serves all of Grand County. Donating to their Wildfire Emergency Fund directly addresses the current needs of our residents and county in an expedited fashion. And, we're going to need a lot of help to heal our community from these destructive fires. The Foundation was incredible during the height of the quarantine, securing and distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to our businesses, and have once again mobilized to serve our community. If you can, please donate to the Wildfire Emergency Fund.

Learn more about the Grand Foundation

Mountain Family Center 
The Mountain Family Center is another option to support. The Center is in close communication with the Grand County Emergency Management team to assess needs and resources for those impacted by the fire. We know many want to help, and are looking for the best way to do so. Donate to Mountain Family Center’s general fund to provide short and long-term hunger relief, clothing and housing assistance.

Grand County Outbreaks for Kindness
Grand County Outbreaks for Kindness, located at the Fraser Elementary School. They are organizing volunteers as well as restaurants offering food to evacuees. The Grand County Emergency Response is currently overwhelmed with physical donations. The best way to help at this time is to donate to the Grand Foundation’s Wildlife Emergency Fund

Housing Needed For Evacuees
If you have local housing resources that could be utilized to house evacuees or longer-term for those who have been misplaced, complete this form to pair available housing resources with those in need.

For Evacuees in Winter Park
The Evacuation Center is located at the Headwaters Center located at 730 Baker Dr in Winter Park. You can reach the evacuation center at 571-253-4565 (this is a Red Cross number). The center does close overnight, with that status updated on the Grand County Emergency Management Facebook page, so call ahead in the evening hours. You can also register online.

Area Fires

STAY INFORMED:  Sign up for Grand County's CodeRED® Emergency Notification System. Follow the Grand County Sheriff's Department (on Facebook) for posts, lives, and more. Review the evacuation and pre-evacuation map

Local Fire Restrictions & Resources

Denver Area Fires

Keep Winter Park Safe and Open for Business!

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber weighs the safety of all community members (full-time and part-time residents, visitors, and long-term vacationers) and during COVID-19, we are asking everyone to

  • Mask-up! -- Masks are now REQUIRED in the State of Colorado 
    Governor Polis issued a state-wide mask mandate starting July 16 that has continued to be renewed. Read the Governor's Executive Order. Both Winter Park and Fraser issued ordinances requiring people to wear a face-covering when entering and while inside any business open to the public as well as in outdoor public places where people are unable to maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Read the Towns' full ordinances here: Winter Park | Fraser. Local ordinances will be enforced. 
  • Social Distance -- stand apart in town and on the trail a minimum of six feet
  • Wash Your Hands -- wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds
  • Sign up --  subscribe to Grand County Public Health Information alert notifications

Learn more about Grand County’s protective measures

We're Open for Business

Businesses are open. Review our spreadsheets of RestaurantsRecreation & ActivitiesRetailLodging, and Service businesses operation status. If a listing needs updating, email [email protected]. All local businesses take the health and well-being of our guests and community seriously and extra precautions are being taken by all.

Please note: The best practice is to call ahead to make reservations and confirm safety regulations and processes. 

  • Restaurants are currently operating at reduced occupancy to comply with local and state orders. Many have enlarged or created outdoor eating areas. Take out is always a great option!
  • Recreation & Activities are open but with new restrictions and processes. 
    • Winter Park Resort
      The Winter Park Resort will open for 2020/2020 winter season summer operations. Read the letter from the President of Winter Park Resort. For the latest information on our winter operations and COVID-19 guidelines, please visit our website.  
      • Winter Park Express. The Winter Park Express will not run during the 2020-21 season. Amtrak and the resort will use the 2020-21 season to look for ways to make the Winter Park Express even better when it relaunches. Winter Park Resort and Amtrak plan to resume Winter Park Express service in 2022.
  • Retailers are open and have new rules in place. Many offer curbside pick-up, private hours, and online shopping. 
  • Lodging partners have new regulations to adhere to and enforce. If you have any questions about protocols, call your hotel, lodging company, etc… and request additional information before arriving and checking in.
  • Service businesses are also open, offering a wide variety of personal and business assistance.
  • Local Business COVID-19 Resources 

Local Updates & Alerts

Road & Trail Closures 
Learn the latest - location, dates, construction - on local roads and trails. For updates on trails, use COTREX (a mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map) to always have your maps with you.

Road Conditions
Always check out the CDOT cameras before making the trip over Berthoud Pass. Be smart and safe!

Wondering about fire restrictions or other emergencies in Grandy County? You can sign up for Grand County's CodeRED® Emergency Notification SystemThis system allows ultra-high-speed cellular phone or text messaging to inform registered participants during an emergency or disaster affecting Grand County.  And you can always check out the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management as well. 

Weather Conditions
Our favorites are Weather Underground and the National Weather Service

Avalanche Information
Avalanches need to be taken seriously. Learn about avalanche area warnings at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.