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Hanging Lake

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Located in Glenwood Canyon.

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Great hike near Glenwood Springs

If you're sure footed and you don't mind hiking straight up a hill, you'll love this hike! Beautiful and worth the effort.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

If you're sure footed and you don't mind hiking straight up a hill, you'll love this hike! Beautiful and worth the effort.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Oh what a place of serenity and beauty! Being able to see this wonderful place on earth is worth every drop of sweat during the hike. We arrived very early and avoided the crowds. Unintentionally, but very luckily we also arrived on time to watch the sun moving in over the waterfalls and lake. Very special and magical. I would... More 

Thank SigInDenver
Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Rocky trail at places, but under going work as of this month (Sept. 2015). Looks just like in this picture. But, need good hiking shoes and to be in pretty good shape or it will be slow going.

Thank MaryRP
Ocheyedan, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

So worth the hike go early beat the crowds bring plenty water--- take your time on the way up its a short 1.24 mile hike

Thank Marlin L
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Our rafting guide suggested this place to us for rest of the day. We started the trail around 12:30 and were glad since morning showers disappeared by then. Sign on highway said parking is full, but we got a lucky spot when we got there. Trail is very rocky and difficult as it goes straight uphill, but totally worth it.... More 

Thank TravelinEnthusiast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

a real hike but well worth the sweaty climb. One of the most beautiful places I have seen be sure and take water with you and wear good hiking shoes. the trail gets rough

Thank V7855JWcarolm
Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a really lovely hike, but very popular. So the best advice I can give you is to get there early so that you can get a parking space. We got there at about 10:30 on a holiday weekend, and parking was full. We went to the next hwy exit east of the Hanging Lake exit. But it made... More 

Thank PLMK68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

The place is just absolutely beautiful. The trail is a bit strenuous but once you reach the Lake, the view just completely makes up for it. You will feel instantly relaxed.

Thank Darshak T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I am so glad that we waited in the line for parking. The rangers have it figured out - the first person in line gets the first spot to open up and they radio each other to let them know. If someone tries to park there when it isn't their turn, they are asked to get back in line. The... More 

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Well worth the 4 hour hike up & back! Once you turn climb up the highest incline & turn the corner, the beauty takes your breath away!

Thank Dianna U

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