Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs

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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  • We visited in November so the only downfall was that the hike is mostly shaded so there was a lot of ice and snow. It wasn’t too bad on the way up but going down was very difficult. At the very least ...  more »
  • Been hiking this trail since '72. $60 dollars for a family of 5 is almost the same as a year's pass to All of America's national parks.  more »
  • A must see in Glendale. Doable but difficult trail for the out of shape. It took us 4 hours round trip. I’d also recommend renting a hiking stick as it helps. My sister and I counted down the seven br...  more »
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