Crews open Glenwood Canyon bike path

May 15, 2019 - Northwestern Colorado - Path will be monitored daily as runoff flows increase

GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES –Colorado Department of Transportation crews have completed repairs and sweeping operations on the Glenwood Canyon bike path in order to open the gates for through travel. Crews monitor the path daily, and in the event of inclement weather, as run off or flooding begins, will make decisions on keeping the path open or if a closure is necessary for safety.

Cyclists and pedestrians interested in utilizing the path should frequently check the CDOT website for updates, information can be found on the page under the Travel Alerts Tab/Statewide Alerts. In order to maintain pathway safety, CDOT reminds cyclists and pedestrians to please obey all warning and closure signs.  Cooperation from all users is greatly appreciated.

Glenwood Canyon bike path is open to the public, those wishing to bike/hike Hanging Lake will need to make a reservation for a permit on Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.