I-70 Glenwood Canyon’s recreation path and  Grizzly Creek rest area reopens

News Release

September 8, 2021 - Northwestern Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - The I-70 Glenwood Canyon recreation path and Grizzly Creek rest area reopened today after being closed for over a month due to damaged infrastructure from the material slides in the burn scar area that occurred in late July. 

“The slides in the canyon on July 29 and 30 knocked out water and electricity to the rest area as well as covered sections of the recreation path with substantial debris,” said Michael Goolsby, Incident Commander for the Grizzly Creek floods. “Our crews have been hard at work to reopen the rest area and a portion of the recreation path to the public. Clean-up efforts are ongoing throughout the burn scar area, but we appreciate the patience and support from the public.”  

Currently, the path will be open from Grizzly Creek west to Glenwood Springs. Colorado Department of Transportation crews continue to make progress on clearing debris from other impacted areas of the recreation path and in the canyon as well. 

For updates on the status of rest areas and the rec path in Glenwood Canyon please visit: www. COTRIP.org.