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Travel Tips

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– Traveler ID Update –

What to know before you go.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) previously announced a deadline of January 22, 2018 that mandated the use of state issued ID’s that meet REAL ID requirements for air travel; that mandate has been changed.

Currently all States and Territories ( with the exception of American Samoa) have either complied with REAL ID requirements or received an extension to October 1, 2020 to comply.

Travelers can check the most up to date status of their individual states compliance on the DHS website.

Traveling with Pets

Security procedures do not prohibit you from bringing a pet on your flight. However, different airlines have different rules. Know BEFORE you go! Contact your airline or travel agent BEFORE arriving at the airport to determine your airline’s policy on traveling with pets. Click on the following links more information.

High Altitude Health Tips

The mountains in and around the Yampa Valley are just waiting for visitors and locals to enjoy them.No one likes feeling sick while away from home, so start your vacation out right!

Remember these health tips and avoid High Altitude Sickness:

  • Give your body time to adjust. Avoid strenuous activities the first day!
  • Drink plenty of water – the air is drier here and your body will dehydrate much more quickly.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine.
  • Prevent Sun Damage – use sunscreen (SPF 30+) The ultraviolet rays from the sun are much more intense at higher altitudes, therefore they are much more damaging. Remember, just because its a cloudy day, there is still a risk of sunburn!
  • Sunglasses! Don’t forget them!
  • Weather here in the high country can change in a heartbeat. You might start out on that hike with the sun shining and all of a sudden, the sky goes dark, the rain begins to fall, lightening flashes, and it gets windy and cold. Be prepared! Dress in layers, bring extra clothes for sudden temperature changes, wear properly-fitting boots and gloves, avoid wet clothing.
  • Always travel with a companion.

Be safe, have fun and enjoy all this beautiful valley has to offer no matter what time of year you visit!