Glenwood Canyon & The Colorado River
GLENWOOD CANYON BIKE PATH & Grizzly Creek, Shoshone and Hanging Lake Rest Areas, river put-ins and the bike path in Glenwood Canyon are open. Due to damage from the Grizzly Creek Fire, weather related closure may occur. These closures allow CDOT, law enforcement and emergency services to quickly evacuate I-70 and Glenwood Canyon, and to protect travelers and recreationists from possible mudslides, debris flow, rockfall and other hazards.
Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road by visiting COtrip.org. For questions about Glenwood Canyon or the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail, please call CDOT Region 3, Monday – Friday at 1-970-243-2368.
Glenwood Canyon, the gateway to Glenwood Springs, was carved over 3 million years by the power of the Colorado River. This 16-mile canyon provides endless opportunities for recreation including hiking, biking, river rafting and more. In addition to endless fun, this natural beauty if a geological and engineering feat, learn more below.
Glenwood Canyon Fast Facts
The facts & figures that continue to make this engineering feat & natural beauty an astounding place to visit or drive through!