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Changes To Dinosaur Visiting Hours

With the arrival of fall, the visiting centers at Dinosaur National Monument will be changing their hours of operations for the season. On the Utah side, the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are now open daily from 9 to 5. On the Colorado side, the Canyon Visitor Center is open 9 to 5 through this Continue reading

Fire Burning In Dinosaur

A fire, which is believed to have been caused by lightning Friday near Dinosaur National Monument, has resulted in the closure of the Canyon Overlook Parking lot off Harper’s Corner Road. The Overlook fire, which is estimated at 260 acres, is burning on a steep hillside of grass, sage Continue reading

CO Receives Funds To Repair Rock Slide Damage

Colorado has been granted over $7 million from the Federal Highway Administration, to help pay for damage from the rock-slide which closed down I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, in early 2016. These funds will be critical in addressing the issues caused by the slide, and will help support the State’s Emergency Relief account, which was facing significant shortfalls. According to Continue reading

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Open Thursday

I-70 HelicopterThursday’s planned closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon that would have diverted traffic through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek has been cancelled. The canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rock fall mitigation project. Wednesdays ideal flying conditions allowed crews to Continue reading

UPDATE – I70 Traffic Detoured Through NW Colorado

I70 SIGNInterstate 70 traffic was detoured through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek Wednesday as Glenwood Canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rockfall mitigation project in the canyon.  The Canyon was expected to also be closed Thursday, but that closure has been canceled as ideal Continue reading

I-70 Closed Wednesday And Thursday

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for a period of time this week, again diverting traffic through Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing the Canyon highway Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30 and 3:30 each day to allow a helicopter to be utilized for the rock fall mitigation project. Traffic Continue reading

UPDATE: Body Of Missing Rafter Found In The Green River

antional park service 300A body matching the description of a rafter missing since Friday evening has been found. Sandra Wolder, age 62, of Aurora, Colorado was an apparent drowning victim at Upper Disaster Falls on the Green River in the Canyon of Lodore within Dinosaur National Monument.

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Work Continues ON I-70 After Rock Fall In Glenwood Canyon

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1Crews are continuing to work to secure the area affected by the rock slide that occurred on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon in February. The Colorado Department of Transportation mitigation work has continued to keep the canyon open to through traffic. They are now installing permanent measures designed to prevent rocks from falling onto the Continue reading

Rockfall Closes Road In Steamboat

steamboat-logo-charcoal-300River Road in Steamboat is closed to through traffic in the canyon section between Brooklyn neighborhood and Tree Haus due to a minor rockfall. The City is asking that all traffic including bike and pedestrian traffic Continue reading

One Lane Open On Both Sides Of I-70

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 3I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is now open to traffic all day with a single lane of traffic now being utilized on both sides of the highway. A 10 ft width restriction is still being enforced and that traffic is currently being detoured through Northwest Colorado. Future Continue reading

Thursday Update For I-70

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1Traffic on I-70 through the Glenwood Canyon remains closed from 9 to 4 every day as cleanup and repairs continue following a rock-slide that occurred a week and a half ago. Outside of those hours, alternating, single lane traffic will be allowed to move through the Canyon. The Colorado Continue reading

I-70 To Remain Closed During The Day

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 3Traffic on I-70 through the Glenwood Canyon remains closed from 9 to 4 every day as cleanup and repairs continue following a rock-slide that occurred a week and a half ago. Outside of those hours, alternating, single lane traffic will be allowed to move through the Canyon. The Continue reading