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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

#2 of 9 in Parks in Glenwood Springs
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. With our international travel planner, Glenwood Springs attractions like Hanging Lake can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Like so many beautiful spots that got overwhelmed and spoiled by too many people , the hike to Hanging Lake is by reservation only. However if you are doing your research you will be well informed...  more »
  • The pictures of Hanging Lake that you see online don’t do this place justice. This hike was an incredibly beautiful hike, from start to finish. You can tell that the Grizzly Creek fire of 2020 took...  more »
  • This site is worth the hike. Its just as beautiful as the pictures! Not too crowded since reservations are needed.  more »
  • $12 to see hanging lake is a rip-off. Rather than preserve the natural wonder, they have turned it into a Disney line ride.
  • This place was beautiful and such a great hike. I went here for a travel to Colorado and was happy about visiting there.
  • Easy hike and huge payoff. So beautiful! Make sure you take the extra few week to the waterfall above. It's beautiful.
  • Very beautiful. Hopefully tourists will obey signs & not destroy this beautiful lake and take their trash with them!!!
  • One of the best hikes in CO. Stunning and rewarding view at the top. Fun and beautiful climb up and down the mountain. Parking can be a challenge.

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