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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

(4.7/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Visit Hanging Lake and surround yourself with some of Colorado's spectacular natural wonders. The turquoise-colored lake lies at the end of one of the state's most scenic and popular hiking trails. From the trailhead to the lake the hike follows the Dead Horse Creek along approximately 1.9 km (1.2 mi) of terrain with a slight incline. Even though the hike is not too taxing and features resting areas and handrails, be sure to wear proper shoes and bring enough water. The lake's delicate ecosystem is under protection, so fishing, swimming, and littering are strictly prohibited, and pets must be leashed near the lake or on the hiking trail. Using our international travel planner, Glenwood Springs attractions like Hanging Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Hanging Lake is a true paradise that needs to be preserved. Yes, to all of the beautiful reviews out there! It is all of them, but there was a day that it was not crowded, it was a true peaceful place...  more »
  • Now this hike is not for everyone. It is pretty intense. Sometimes snowy and you would need poles and good shoes. It is sometimes straight up in some spots. We had 5 kids with us ages 17, 14, 11, 9, a...  more »
  • Signs state trail is difficult-- just a little understated. Trail is very difficult--you better be in good shape. Hiked in mid-March and about 1/4 up met up with snow and ice on trail--treacherous. Hi...  more »