Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs

4.7
#1 of 218 in Trails in Colorado
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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. Make Hanging Lake Trail part of your personalized Glenwood Springs itinerary using our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder site.
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  • If you go in the winter make sure to bring crampons for your shoes. It was very icy and slick. Many people fell.  more »
  • I assumed this was going to be an easy hike since it was sort of “touristy”. NOPE - it is hard. Come prepared with good shoes, lots of water (we went thru 3 bottles in the way up), and the mental...  more »
  • The hike to Hanging Lake is beautiful. It is a lake in the middle of a mountain. It is wonderful! You have to make reservations and take a shuttle in from Glenwood Springs. If you can hike of the...  more »

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