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Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Growing up in the area, Hanging Lake was always an activity you could do on a Saturday. But with Glenwood's popularity riding in the last several years, the parking situation has become increasing wor...  read more »
  • This is the most rewarding and beautiful hike I've ever been on. It's challenging but once you reach the lake you'll realize how truly worth it it really is. Highly recommended! 
  • I have done this many times and braved it with my 5 year old and 6 year old son. I think I will wait years before doing it again with the little guys. There were lots of rocks and trip hazards for us,...  read more »
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