Montana Aware - Explore Responsibly

Remember to Explore Responsibly

Amidst the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, Montana is prioritizing the safety of our residents and visitors.
The state is closely monitoring the rapidly changing public health situation and taking the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. Montana strongly encourages our visitors (both in and out of state) to seek the latest information in regard to coronavirus and travel.

By making educated decisions, we can help protect ourselves and those we come in contact with while respecting our businesses and communities.


Montana Aware is a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures for those traveling in the state. We are committed to protecting the health of residents and visitors and ask that you do the same. Learn more about the Montana Aware campaign.


  • Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination
  • Understand some services and destinations may be limited
  • Stay home if you are sick


  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain social distance (at least 6 feet apart)
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes

Ways to Explore Responsibly

  • Plan Ahead
    • Check for closures or limited services before arriving.
    • Pack your own water, food, trash bags, masks and soap or sanitizer.
    • If you destination is too crowded, have a backup plan.
  • Keep Space
    • Keep six feet away from others. In crowded spaces, indoors or out, please wear a mask.
    • Explore with you family or household and avoid big groups.
  • Be Respectful
    • Respect guidelines to help keep yourself and others healthy.
    • Respect the land and help preserve our natural wonders for everyone to enjoy.
    • Respect people and local communities by helping protect their public health.
  • Explore Locally
    • Pick a basecamp and choose local adventures.
    • Support local businesses.
  • Protect the Outdoors
    • When giving people space, watch where you step and stay close to the trail.
    • Pack up any trash and minimize your impact.
    • Keep a safe distance from wildlife, too.