We’re Opening Monday! Here’s What to Expect
Summer is here and Purgatory Resort is reopening for daily operations on Monday, July 2nd! Come enjoy the cooler mountain temperatures, exciting summer activities (including the NEW kids off-road track), and fun for the whole family!
Here’s what you can expect starting on Monday!
Activities – open 9am to 5pm, daily starting July 2
Kids Off-Road Track
Paddleboard & Boat Rentals at Twilight Lake
Pony Wheel Rides & Horseback Riding (just past Twilight Lake)
Mountain Biking – Lift 1
All mountain bikers are required to check in at the Ticket Office or Cycle Works Bike Shop before using any trails. Bikers must stay within the resort boundary and on OPEN TRAILS ONLY due to the wildfire in the area. You will receive a safety briefing and a wristband which is required prior to trail use.
The following trails will be open:
Base Camp Loop
The following trails are closed:
Elbert Creek/Cliff Trail
Big Lick Loop
Village Market & Deli; 8am – 4pm
Paradise Pizza; 11am – 8pm
Bear Bar & Grille; 11am – 8pm
Purgatory Sports; 9am – 5pm
Burton; 9am – 5pm
Alpine Chic; 9am – 5pm
Purgatory Cycle Works & Rental 9am – 5pm
Pricing & Hours of Operation
Purgatory Resort is open from 9am-5pm for daily operations starting on July 2.
Purchase your activity and mountain bike uplift tickets online for the lowest price.
Purgatory Adventure Camp for Kids (PACK)
PACK begins Monday, July 9. This day camp is perfect for little explorers ages 5-13.
Have you heard of the 416 Fire?
This wildland fire started 15 miles south of Purgatory Resort, along Highway 550 on June 1st. It has grown to more than 47,000 acres since. This fire is still active to the south of Purgatory, and for that reason, the areas outside of Purgatory’s ski boundary area remain closed by the US Forest Service. There is no immediate danger to you while you are visiting Purgatory Resort, but if you venture outside of our management boundary, you could put yourself into the path of an active wildfire. Additionally, your safety and the safety of first responders and firefighting personnel could be compromised.
So that we can all stay safe and enjoy what Purgatory has to offer, please follow these rules:
Fire restrictions in effect – Extreme fire danger
- No smoking outside (only exception is at a designated area in the Resort’s Village area)
- No fireworks
- No open flames, fires, campfires, camp stoves, charcoal grills, etc.
- Stay on designated, open mountain bike & hiking trails
- All motorized vehicles must park in areas devoid of vegetation
The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority. Purgatory’s team is working closely with the Forest Service, 416 Fire officials, and local officials since the 416 Fire remains active to the south of the resort. Purgatory’s operations may be suspended at any time should conditions change.
Call Purgatory Resort at (970) 247-9000 with any questions.
Please visit the Wildland Fire Smoke Outlook website for information on air quality.
Check out Purgatory’s web cams to view current conditions.
IMPORTANT! Do not fly drones anywhere near wildfires. Drones are prohibited at Purgatory Resort, the surrounding area, and it is illegal and can be deadly if flown near wildfires. Drones interfere with wildland fire air traffic, such as air tankers, helicopters, and other firefighting aircraft that are necessary to suppress wildland fires.
The Hermosa Creek Watershed area and adjacent lands are currently closed due to the 416 Fire. This includes Hermosa Park Road, Hermosa Creek Trail, Elbert Creek Trail, Elbert Creek Road, and Big Lick Trail.