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High water closes another stretch of Glenwood Canyon path

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Two sections of the bike path in Glenwood Canyon are now closed, thanks to the rising Colorado River.

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Friday it had closed the bike path, which parallels Interstate 70 in the canyon, from the Bair Ranch Rest Area to the east end of the canyon because of high and standing water from the swollen river.

On Wednesday, CDOT noted the path was closed between the Shoshone Power Plant and the Hanging Lake Tunnel – a distance of about two miles in the middle of the canyon – because of high water. At that time, both ends of the path remained open. The eastern end is now off-limits as well, with Friday’s closure.

The bike path will be reopened when the water drops, CDOT said. The canyon is east of Glenwood Springs.

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