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Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Great hike

This is an awesome trail with great scenery on the way up to the hanging lake. Hike is steep and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Amazing to see, but crowded

This hike was challenging for our 2 young children and even for us at certain times. I was scared... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an awesome trail with great scenery on the way up to the hanging lake. Hike is steep and hanging lake is 1.2 miles from the trailhead. You will gain 1k feet on the way up. Put aside 90 mins to 3 hours for...More

Thank almarcusp23
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike was challenging for our 2 young children and even for us at certain times. I was scared the kids would fall down the steep rocks at some points. The lake itself was beautiful and the short hike to spouting rock was worth it....More

Thank nae972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! Amazing hike! Amazing place! Totally worth all that is. It’s not so hard even in winter. The haul up there is totally worth the effort. No question!! It’s magical!!

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go very early in the morning to avoid the insane crowds. Truly spectacular place ruined by ignorant and rude people. Long hike up to the falls. If you are not used to altitude plan on a long, exhausting day. If you go plan on mud,...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not a hiking family, however decided to try this one because a friend suggested it. In total it took us 2 1/2 hours, however, it was winter and we had our three year old with us. Very beautiful!

Thank kbstrissel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail is a straight up ascent involving large rocks and boulders to climb. You need proper footwear, a full bottle of water, a snack and good knees to complete this hike enjoyably. The lake and views are certainly worth it but be prepared for...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be one of my favorite places to hike, too many people have found it and ruined it! To all the folks that hike the trail and enjoy the beauty - good for you! To those that go off trail, leave trash behind,...More

Thank Glenwood-Native
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a beautiful hike to the lake. Steep climb at the end. Well worth the trip. I have climbed twice in two decades.

Thank David O
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The hike was challenging for the short distance that it took to get up to the lake but as several of the other people mentioned, it was worth it. The hanging lake is beautiful and the waterfall a little further up is beautiful as well....More

Thank jacob_riedle
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Although the hike up is difficult, we made plenty of stops to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and scenery. The only downside is it is much more crowded than ever before and parking was an absolute nightmare. Too much influx of people moving to CO and...More

Thank Rose D
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Maria R
30 September 2017|
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Response from MileHighATC | Reviewed this property |
It will be cold then, but pretty sure the trail is open year round. The surrounding weather and roads would be the only limitations if it has snowed a lot. Check the roads with CDOT. Any precipitation on the trail would... More
Maria R
30 September 2017|
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Response from eleven_eggos | Reviewed this property |
Typically it is open year-round except for certain days for trail maintenance. Wintertime would possibly require the right equipment such as crampons and proper boots, clothes and poles. Hanging Lake is part of the white... More
29 August 2017|
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Response from deavalon | Reviewed this property |
7 am is good but now they take head counts so as not to overwhelm the trail