HOW TO SPECTATE
We want you to be safe and have a great weekend. CHECK BACK SOON FOR MAPS OF THE SPECTATING AREAS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET THERE!
BEFORE THE RALLY Plan your day, and give yourself time! Not every stage offers public spectating and some have designated parking areas so you may need to walk to a suitable location to view the stage. Check the schedule and maps for updated information. Cell phone service at Rally Colorado is hit or miss. You may not have cell service in many areas during the event.
Bring as much water, bug spray, food and sunscreen necessary and don’t forget to bring something to sit on. Some spectator locations have nearby port-a-potties, be sure to plan ahead. Please carry out your trash. Remember that dirt and gravel roads can get extremely dusty or in the case of rain, become extremely muddy. Plan your attire and supplies accordingly.
If you decide to drive yourself to one of the public stages:
1. Consider carpooling – parking is extremely limited.
2. Give yourself plenty of time and arrive at least one hour before the stage is set to start – entrance is not guaranteed. Once the stage is closed to spectators, you’re out of luck.
SPECTATING ON STAGE
Spectating at a rally when cars are going up to 100+mph on loose gravel and dirt is dangerous. ALWAYS
OBEY MARSHALS’ INSTRUCTIONS. We’re strict with rules for your protection and to ensure that we adhere to the wishes of the private landowners that make the rally possible.
Pick your vantage point carefully. High on a hill or in an elevated position on the inside of a corner is best.
Be alert at all times and have a plan to get out of the way if necessary
Never turn your back on rally car traffic unless you have someone spotting for you
Don’t stand on or cross the stage road after the first course opening car has gone through
Don’t sit/stand below the level of the road
Don’t block escape routes
Be aware that rally cars kick up large amounts of dust, dirt and gravel – use caution!
Carry out all your trash
Don’t attempt to exit the stage until the sweep vehicle has gone through and declared the course open. Even if you think the course is safe, you must wait until sweep goes through.
Be aware that all kinds of circumstances can cause a stage to start late – that includes spectator behavior. Please be respectful of our landowners – we are their guests and we want them to welcome us back.
AFTER THE RALLY
Fans are encouraged to join the celebration and champagne spray at the awards ceremony/volunteer party presented by American Rally Association.