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Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs
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Stretching 1.9 km (1.2 mi) into Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake Trail climbs more than 300 m (985 ft) to its namesake mountain lake. You'll wander along Colorado River tributaries, surrounded by sheer, rocky cliffs and lush forest. Stop for a rest at the top of the trail, where you'll find waterfalls and a clear blue lake home to trout. If you're feeling tired during the hike, take a breather at one of the rest spots along the way. The path is considered difficult because of its steep elevation and relatively rough terrain, so you should consider your health and skill level before attempting the hike. With our custom trip planner, Glenwood Springs attractions like Hanging Lake Trail 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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  • Just got back to Florida and my husband and I hiked it and we are 60 he's in excellent shape and I'm average shape . And been from Florida for me the hardest part was the altitude and breathing . It w...  more »
  • I'm 27 and it was about 45min each way for our friends and I. We saw some people trying to do it without proper foot ware and it was taking them three times as long as ice has now formed on three sect...  more »
  • This is an incredible trail that winds back and forth along a cascading creek (for quite a while) until it finally gets to a set of stairs and then the lake. Is it easy? No. Is it extremely difficult?...  more »