Reality Show to Boost Fundraising for Hanging Lake Trail Restoration


GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — The reality show “Breaking the Band” will film content for an upcoming episode in Glenwood Springs on November 16 and 17, 2021. The episode will feature Morgan Celner & The Carolina Reapers who will perform back-to-back shows at two venues in Glenwood Springs, with proceeds benefiting the efforts to restore the Hanging Lake Trail after it was devastated by mudslides a year after the Grizzly Creek Fire raged through Glenwood Canyon.

Morgan Celner and his band will perform two shows in Glenwood Springs to benefit the reconstruction of Hanging Lake Trail on November 16 and 17.

In August 2020, the Grizzly Creek Fire swept through Glenwood Canyon. While wildland firefighters were able to protect one of the state’s most scenic treasures from going up in flames, the torrential rains and mudslides that followed nearly a year later did greater damage to the Hanging Lake ecosystem and trail. After the mudslides, the trail became impassable to foot traffic with multiple bridges spanning Dead Horse Creek destroyed. Forest Service personnel estimate that it could take up to two years to restore the trail and make it safe again for visitors.

The cost to redesign and reconstruct the trail to Hanging Lake is estimated to be significant. To offset expenses, fans of the stunning hike can donate to White River National Park Foundation online in preset amounts or any amount they choose and either in one-time or recurring increments. The collected funds will help Forest Service personnel identify and prioritize projects beginning with the most urgent, on-the-ground needs. 

“Breaking the Band,” is a reality television show that explores the behind-the-scenes daily grind of a music group’s life on the road and its hopeful rise to success. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Morgan Celner & The Carolina Reapers will perform at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Spring Valley Campus and Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Glenwood Vaudeville Revue downtown. To attend, purchase tickets for the CMC concert through Eventbrite and directly from Glenwood Vaudeville Revue online. Admission for either show is just $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concerts start at 7:30 p.m. 

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