At roughly 12:09 am on March 8, 2010 a rock-slide in Glenwood Canyon has closed the interstate, I-70, that provides access to Aspen Mountain and Glenwood Springs. The rock-slide caused massive damage to the interstate and will have the road closed for weeks if not months. There is however a detour that allows for access to Glenwood Springs and Aspen Mountain but it adds about 6 hours to the trip. The loop takes you up through Steamboat Springs and Craig on HWY 40 then turns south into Rifle on CO 13 and then one must backtrack to Glenwood Springs on I-70 to get to Aspen. The roads to Vail and Beaver Creek are open and the snow could not be better for mid March. Cancel your Aspen vacation and book your vacation to Beaver Creek and Vail now!