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The Hanging Lake exit, parking lot, and trail will be closed temporarily due to the Shoshone Dam crane replacement project by Xcel Energy.
The following information was taken from Xcel Energy's website: https://www.transmission.xcelenergy.com/Projects/Colorado/shoshone-dam
During the months of September and October 2018, Xcel Energy is planning to replace The Shoshone Dam crane which is used to lift debris from the dam before gates open and water is sent downstream. The crane is located near the Hanging Lake parking area off of I-70 and this construction will impact access to some Glenwood Canyon recreation activities during the construction time period. We appreciate your patience during the construction efforts.
What to Expect: Construction Schedule
Work on the crane is scheduled to begin in mid-September and work on the transmission line will begin in late September or early October, with an anticipated completion date by the end of 2018.
Crane Replacement & Removal
For more information on the Hanging Lake Trail closure, please visit the Forest Service's website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=41225