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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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  • Pretty good hike to the top. We only stopped once on the way but many people were taking breaks so pace yourself. I would say it's close to an intermediate trail. Amazing views at the top so bring you...  more »
  • This hike is amazing. I wasn't sure I wanted to do it with a couple of teenage boys who want to touch everything, I was afraid they would want to touch the water or something dumb... but when you get ...  more »
  • If you aren't an avid hiker, this hike is a bit of a challenge, but I completed it with 70 5th graders, so if they can do it..... Remember to be prepared with water, snacks, and good shoes. The hike i...  more »