Intermittent I-70 Closures Expected
July 5, 2021
Expect intermittent closures of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon throughout the summer due to expected mudslides during heavy rains. For passenger vehicles under 35 feet in length, the recommended alternate route is Highway 82 over Independence Pass. For larger vehicles, the recommended alternate route is CO13 / US40 / CO131. Traveling via CO13 / US40 / CO131 will add at least four hours to your commute. For more information, click here.
Aspen Snowmass COVID-19 Update
June 3, 2021
Summer in the Roaring Fork Valley means mountain biking, fly fishing, rafting, hiking, and on-mountain dining, allowing us to experience the mountains just as skiing does in the winter. As we delight in this sun-filled season, we continue to see major changes across the board on all Covid metrics in our county and per CDC guidelines, capacity and social distancing rules have mostly been eliminated, but individuals are still required to follow rules implemented at a federal, state, and local level where applicable. In Aspen and Pitkin County, beginning Friday, June 4, mask restrictions will be lifted in all indoor and outdoor public settings. Festivals and sporting events are being scheduled, and some of our mountains will be open for summer operations, and we ask that all guests continue to keep themselves updated on rules surrounding specific events and venues.
As we move through the summer, this page will be updated with new details as they become available.
Masks – Following existing Pitkin County Public Health regulations, face coverings in public indoor and outdoor settings are no longer required.Guests are encouraged to continue taking precautions and we recommend all guests are vaccinated before visiting. If individuals choose to wear masks, please respect their decision.
Lifts & gondolas – Parties who feel more comfortable not sharing gondolas or lifts with other groups due to safety concerns are encouraged to let the lift operators know and separate lifts and gondolas will be made available.
For More Information:
Pitkin County Public Health - Questions about coronavirus? Call the Pitkin County Community Coronavirus Hotline at (970) 429-6186 or the state of Colorado COVID Helpline at 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org
Colorado Department of Public Health - People who are symptomatic AND have traveled to affected areas or have been in contact with a known patient can call the CDPHE general epidemiology hotline #303-692-2700 This line is staffed seven days a week at from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pitkin Alerts -
Subscribe to the Pitkin Alert text message updates by texting CVIRUS to 888-777