Best Practices When Visiting Yuma County

We are so glad that you are interested in exploring the most wonderful place on earth… though, we may be biased!

Here are just a few tips for your adventures:

Be Weather Wise & Check Travel Advisories

Get up to date weather reporting from the Goodland National Weather Service. Follow the Yuma County – CO Office of Emergency Management on Facebook to stay up to date on anything safety-related that you should know during your time in Yuma County.   

Health and Safety Measures

Adhere to basic health practices such as practicing good hand hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, especially when participating in on-farm experiences.

Support Local Businesses

Patronize local businesses, eateries, and artisans to contribute to the local economy. Buy locally made products to experience all of what Yuma County has to offer. 

Be Mindful of the Environment

Practice responsible tourism by minimizing your environmental impact. Dispose of waste properly, use reusable items when feasible, and follow Leave No Trace principles when exploring natural areas.

Follow Regulations and Guidelines

Adhere to local rules and regulations, including traffic laws, park rules, and wildlife guidelines. Respect any posted signs and restrictions to protect the environment and ensure safety.

Engage Respectfully with Wildlife

If encountering wildlife, maintain a safe distance and avoid feeding or disturbing animals. Observe wildlife from a distance to ensure their safety and well-being. Additionally, be aware of wildlife crossing roads and use caution to avoid collisions. 

Educate Yourself

Take the time to learn about the history, geography, and significance of Yuma County. Engaging with the local community and learning about their heritage can enrich your experience and foster cultural understanding.

Remember, the information provided here is general in nature and may not reflect the most current situation or guidelines for Yuma County. Find up to date information by following the Yuma County – CO Office of Emergency Management on Facebook. In case of an emergency, call 911. For non emergencies call WY Communications at (970) 848-0464. 

Remember, being a good visitor involves mindfulness, respect, and consideration for the destination and its residents. By practicing responsible tourism and embracing the local culture, you contribute to a positive experience for both yourself and the community you visit.