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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 303-990-1813
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You have to be in good shape to take this hike but if you arent, you can still do it but I would... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yesenia A
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful Hike for a Couple

This was a great hike for a couple! Do note it is not a easy hike by any standards but is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northeastern Colorado
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to be in good shape to take this hike but if you arent, you can still do it but I would just allow more time so you can go at your own pace. Also go in the morning or late morning. The latest...More

Thank Yesenia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great hike for a couple! Do note it is not a easy hike by any standards but is definitely worth it. Plan on Parking to be a pain but it sounds like they are addressing this by shuttling people in sometime in...More

Thank lang2281
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can see why this hike is so popular. it ranks right up there with the best hikes I have ever done. The reward at the end is well worth the hike. However, I would rate this hike as difficult for seniors.

Thank Leonard L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was a fantastic hike. Short but steep. 1,096 ft. elevation gain in just over a mile. Met very many friendly people on the trail. The trail was free from any litter of any kind which was pretty amazing considering the numbers of hikers there...More

Thank Sleaze
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is THE easy-moderate hike in the Glenwood Springs area. The lake is amazing. The problem is people, oh so many people, so of course parking can also be a huge problem. A new management plan is in the works which will limit the people...More

Thank onbelay66
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The best time to visit and hike to Hanging Lake is very early in the morning on a sunny clear day. Get to the parking lot at the crack of dawn or you may be waiting for a parking space. Parking is limited. Avoid the...More

1  Thank artsub
Reviewed 1 September 2017

All the exits to get to Hanging Lake were blocked by the highway dept. We drove around till we found the sign for the visitor center for Hanging Lake. A very nice stop. Clean bathrooms. Short easy walk for this very nonathletic person. Paved trail...More

Thank Penelope737
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Hanging Lake is so beautiful and so worth the hike. There are plenty of shady benches to just sit and relax. The only problem is I wish they had a restroom up there because it is a long hike. The only restrooms are at...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

As a couple in their 60's, we found this hike very doable. There are many places to rest, some parts of the trail are more strenuous than others due to steep inclines and having to climb up rock steps, but the trail also has areas...More

Thank pattyball54
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I have to start with I am not a hiker nor exercise enthusiast just the average person. I am 5'3 and 145lbs. However, I seen numerous pictures of this place and chose to do this hike on my 34th Birthday. The All Trails app said...More

Thank 01mobynabba
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Melody M
16 August 2017|
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Response from William G | Reviewed this property |
There is one point near the top that has some steep areas that might be intense if you are afraid of heights as I am, that being said if you go with someone that isn't afraid they could talk you through it. It's really neat... More
Nora S
3 July 2017|
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Response from Danno820 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a guide. Just follow the trail.
Rahul S
22 September 2016|
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Response from ColoradoVista | Reviewed this property |
you climb a thousand ft in 1 mile it's steep it rocky its slick at times and the last pitch even with a backpacked kid would be challenging to most unless you are a seasoned hiker with a kid in a pack...now the canyon trail... More