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Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs
(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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  • We went with our two teenagers ages 13 & 16. None of us are very active or go on hikes often but this was a very challenging & long but extremly rewarding hike up hill to get to the hanging lake. Lots...  more »
  • This was a tough hike up for us older folks but we took it slow and made it just fine. You gain 1000 feet of elevation in the 1.25 mile climb. Spectacular lake at the top of the trail. 
  • We rented bikes and were shuttled out to the canyon. Don't even think about riding your bike there. I saw so many kids crying with parents trying to save money on the shuttle - parents your kids can't...  more »