Emergency Management

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3545
    Fax: 970-328-8694

    Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    emergency@eaglecounty.us

    Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
    or 970-479-2201


Trails reopen following last week's high water

Contact: Ellie Caryl, ECO Trails, 970-328-3523 or ellie.caryl@eaglecounty.us

Most recreation trails in the area have reopened  following closures due to high water that occurred the week of June 6. 

  • In Vail, the Dowd Junction recreation path is now open 24 hours per day. The path will be monitored daily and will be closed if conditions change. The Katsos Ranch section of the Gore Valley Trail in East Vail is open. Users should be alert for erosion to the shoulder. Repair work will begin the week of June 21. The section of the Gore Valley Trail between West Forest Road and the Glen Lyon Office Building is closed indefinitely due to an undermined bridge abutment. The detour route is along the South Frontage Road. For more information, visit www.vailgov.com.
  • In Avon, the whitewater viewing platform is closed due to damage and will remain closed for several weeks. For more information, visit www.avon.org.
  • The Gypsum to Dotsero section of the regional trail system reopened on June 14.
  • The Glenwood Canyon bike path is still closed from Grizzly Creek (mile marker 121) to the Colorado River trailhead (mile marker 131). Bicyclists are not allowed to travel on I-70 shoulders through Glenwood Canyon. Visit www.cotrip.org for more information.

All community members are advised to stay away from waterways; banks are unstable and can collapse without notice. Rafting, kayaking, fishing and other water activities are highly discouraged due to the amount of debris in the rivers.