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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

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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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  • Make sure you continue up past the lake to the waterfall - you can walk behind the fall (but be prepared to get damp and cold - it's a good 10 degrees colder behind the waterfall!  more »
  • It was so worth a hike to get to Hanging lake. Sitting up on the mountain, is this clear water serene sight of nature. Do go for it!  more »
  • This trip is definitely a MUST. There are a lot of people here, but there was a lot of friendly camaraderie on the trail, and I don't think that's a real problem, beyond parking. First of all, if you'...  more »