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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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  • I love hiking Hanging Lake Trail . Although in the winter it can be quite treacherous I will say winter is my favorite time to hike . As long as you have poles and yak trax you'll be golden . Such a b...  more »
  • This is a tough steep hike. During the summer months it is rocky and narrow. Last weekend it was snowpacked and slippery. Too narrow for snowshoes but ski pole(s) or walking stick(s) were a huge help....  more »
  • It's AMAZING! The trek up is not easy if your not in shape, but I'm 55+, overweight and was able to do it. You just have to take short breaks in between. You need to remember to take plenty of water w...  more »