CDOT: Glenwood Canyon fully reopened

Colorado Department of Transportation

6:06 p.m., June 28, 2021
I-70 is open between mile markers 133 and 116 both eastbound and westbound in Glenwood Canyon. Closely monitor weather for further potential notifications of rain that may affect the Grizzly Creek burn scar in this area.

3:43 p.m., June 28, 2021
Garco911: Eastbound I-70 is open

I-70 is open between mile markers 87 and 133 eastbound, West Rifle to Dotsero. Eastbound is only open, westbound is still closed.

3:17 p.m., June 28, 2021
CDOT: Eastbound I-70 is open in Glenwood Canyon

Eastbound I-70 is open in Glenwood Canyon. Closure points for eastbound traffic have reopened (Exit 87/West Rifle and Exit 116/Glenwood Springs). Westbound traffic continues to be closed, with the closure point at Exit 133 (Dotsero). Crews are working to remove the mudslide debris from the westbound lanes. At this time, CDOT estimates westbound lanes will reopen mid- to late-evening tonight (Monday, June 28).

Photo credit: Heather Pugh, Eagle County Paramedic Services

6-28-2021, 3:25 p.m.
Cottonwood Pass Road cleared, reopened

Gypsum Fire Protection District – Crews recently cleared this crash on Cottonwood Pass Road, and it is reopened. Please drive safely!

6-28-2021, 3:18 p.m.
Independence Pass closed

CDOT – Highway 82 over Independence Pass closed due to disabled/blocking commercial motor vehicle.

6-28-2021, 1:52 p.m.
Eagle County Sheriff’s Office – Cottonwood Pass closed due to vehicle accident

Cottonwood Pass is temporarily CLOSED due to a motor vehicle accident. Please avoid the area until further notice as emergency service crews are en route and currently working to clear an accident and are blocking the road. Thank you for everyone’s patience!

Photo by Colorado Department of Transportation

6-28-21, 8:48 a.m.
CDOT- I-70 Glenwood Canyon remains CLOSED

CDOT crews worked through the night on debris flow clean up on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and made significant progress. It is anticipated that eastbound will reopen later this morning. Westbound still has a significant amount of debris and remains closed with no estimated time of reopening. Once eastbound is open, the closure points at Exit 87/West Rifle, Exit 109/Canyon Creek and Exit 116/Glenwood Springs will be lifted. Please take it slow as you drive through the canyon as dust will be present. All updates will continue to be posted to

6-27-21, 5:30 pm
I-70 CLOSED between Exit 133 (Dotsero) and Exit 116 (CO 82, Glenwood Springs) due to another mudslide in the area.

Eastbound closure point is now Rifle (MP 87). Motorists are recommended to take the northern detour route on Highway 13 through Craig, then to Steamboat Springs and Highway 9 through Kremmling. The debris area is estimated to be larger than yesterday’s slide. Local traffic may pass through exit 109 to access Glenwood Springs area.

Crews are currently working to assess the scene, there is no estimated time of reopening. Check for updated closure and condition information.

Alternate route north of I-70

6-27-21, 4:46 pm
I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed from Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to Exit 133 (Dotsero), due to a flash flood warning for the Grizzly Creek burn scar. Only local traffic is allowed east of exit 109.


I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116 and 133 both directions, main Glenwood exit and Dotsero, due to a land/mud slide.

CDOT: Glenwood Canyon fully reopened