GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Uneven settling of concrete slabs on the Glenwood Canyon Trail is prompting the Colorado Department of Transportation to close a one-mile stretch of the trail for repairs.
The trail will be closed from just east of Hanging Lake, at mile 126, to mile marker 127 starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The segment is expected to reopen on Monday, Nov. 5.
The trail will remain open from Glenwood Springs to Hanging Lake, and from the east end to mile 127.
Floods in 2011 caused extensive damage to the trail, and engineers expected to see some uneven settling since then. CDOT maintenance crews posted warning signs and have been patching the disjointed slabs. The work starting next week will replace the uneven slabs and create a smooth riding surface.
Full closure of the path is necessary to allow time for the new concrete to cure.
CDOT has contracted with Mueller Construction to complete the repairs for an approximate cost of $24,000.