Crews Close Glenwood Canyon Bike Path Due to High Water at Shoshone

GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES—Due to high water levels, the CDOT has closed the Glenwood Canyon bike path from Shoshone to the Hanging Lake rest area. Crews will continue to monitor the path daily.

Access Impacts

Eastbound: Cyclists and pedestrians can still access the path eastbound from Glenwood Springs to Shoshone.

Westbound: The stretch from the Siloam Springs trailhead to the Hanging Lake rest area is currently open, although crews will be monitoring the river flow should a safety closure become necessary on other sections of the bike path.

Check COtrip: Cyclists and pedestrians interested in using the path should frequently check for updates.

Stay alert: To maintain pathway safety, please obey all warning and closure signs. Cooperation from all users is greatly appreciated.

From Our U.S. Forest Service Partners:

From June 7-9, Hanging Lake westbound Exit 125 off the I-70 parking area and the Hanging Lake Trail are closed for public safety issues while crews work on critical trail maintenance work. The crews are working hard and fast to get the trail ready for the busy summer season. The off-ramp, parking area and trail will reopen on June 10.

The Forest Service received reports from the Colorado State Patrol that members of the public were moving the barricades at the top of the off-ramp, driving into the parking area and trying to access the trail. The Forest Service is posting a representative at the bottom of the trailhead; all members of the public who try to access the trail during the temporary closure will be turned away.

It is illegal and dangerous to park along I-70; anyone who does so may be subject to a fine.

The Forest Service is asking people to please respect this temporary closure. Please do not move the barrels or try to access the trail during this timeframe as it is a safety issue.

There are plenty of other places to recreate in the area! See this "Trail Guide", or call the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger district at 970-827-5715, or the White River National Forest supervisor at 970-945-2521 for other trail suggestions.

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