High water closes Glenwood Canyon path | AspenTimes.com

High water closes Glenwood Canyon path

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The rising waters of the Colorado River forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to temporarily close a section of the bicycle/pedestrian path in Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday.

The closed section is between the Grizzly Creek and Hanging Lake rest areas, including the Shoshone rest area. A spring closure, during high runoff, is not an unusual occurrence.

“With the warmer temperatures, the heavy snowfall from this winter is quickly melting, creating a safety hazard along the path,” said CDOT Maintenance Supervisor D’Wayne Gaymon in a press release. “At this time, we do not know when the path will reopen, as it depends on how quickly the water recedes.”

CDOT will monitor the water level along the path and reopen it when it is deemed safe.