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“Colorado Shangri La”
Review of Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake Trail
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Short and sweet. Not easy, but not an all day taxing event either. Come early, linger and back before you know it. Take water, lunch and camera. If you have ever seen bluer water in the state of Colorado, tell me - I want to go there. I'm 60 years old and live in coastal Virginia, and made the hike with hiking boots and poles - great for help pulling up my old body on the way up and providing balance on the way down; collapsable poles fit in my checked baggage (doubt TSA would allow them in your carry-on). Well worth the hike. Hiking in very dry Colorado beats hiking in humidity any day of the week. When you get to the top enjoy a leisure lunch with the scenery and the sun. Take some pictures, people won't believe you've gone to heaven and returned.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

This is well worth the hike! Be sure to get there VERY VERY early to get a spot in the parking lot. We got there a tad late so the parking lot was completely booked up so we had to park 4 miles down the road so it ended up being a 5 1/2 mile trek to the top. You cannot swim in the lake because it can ruin the beautiful water so it was frustrating to see some people ignoring that fact and swimming. Be sure to climb up the rest of the trail to see splashing rock because that is pretty too. Bathrooms are only at the bottom from what I remember and it gets a little steep in places.

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Reviewed 27 January 2012

1150 feet in 1.5 miles. that's the trail up, but when you get there, you won't believe the exquisite beauty.

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

in the deep of the Gorgeous Red Glenwood Canyon...spring is the finest with everything green and sprouting...the natural lake itself is exquisite...quiet and serene...

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Reviewed 21 January 2012

The clear green lake with the waterfall behind is beautiful. A must see if in Colorado River gorge near Glenwood Springs, CO. A steep hike but cool and nice hiking up the valley. Take water bottle. Crowded parking with exit and loop-back off of I-70 westbound. Overflow parking a ways away. Bathroom, drinking fountain and vending machine in building at parking lot.

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