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Hanging Lake

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.

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great walk for almost anyone, winter or summer

Get to this trail head early or you make not be able to park and hike. It is a gorgeous little hike most folks can manage. Enjoy a nice picnic when you get back. Many tables along... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vail, Colorado
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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get to this trail head early or you make not be able to park and hike. It is a gorgeous little hike most folks can manage. Enjoy a nice picnic when you get back. Many tables along the Colorado to enjoy. This is a great hike in summer of winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Native of Colorado this is an annual family hike for us! The trail has taken a beating but the tremendous Park Rangers do a remarkable job with renovations and trail upkeep! Colorado's Highlight of Pristine Nature and Beauty!🌲

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike had its steep moments but it is easy and safe. We just packed a couple bottles of water. Great spot for pic. Up and back with some minimal resting at the top took about 1.5 hours. Do yourself a favor and only arrive here via bike shuttle.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We've heard if you plan to go on the weekend, plan to go before 10 AM, to get a parking spot. We came here on a Friday, getting to the parking lot at 11:20 AM. There were a few spots open. *This is NOT an easy hike. Be sure to wear hiking shoes, or hard soled shoes, because much of... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

IF you start early, you can get into the parking area! If not, there's quite a wait. The hike is moderate with loose rock at times. Lots of folks on the trail but worth it once you arrive at the lake!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lots of elevation gain and many spots were very rocky. This trail was beautiful, but was so overcrowded. Many were not following trail etiquette. Once you reach the lake, it is simply beautiful and amazing, but again, many were not following visitor guidelines. Please follow trail guidelines - no dogs, no climbing the fallen log in the lake, pick up... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

1.2 mile hike in and then back. It's not an easy one for anyone with issues, but not too bad for those in shape. You walk along a rocky trail with constant small waterfalls on the side as you go. Pretty scenery. The lake itself is well worth the hike up. Take water. No dogs allowed on the trail. Plan... More 

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Mount Clare, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The stunning views of this lake is only visible after a moderately strenuous hike but it is well worth it. Don't pass up going up to sprouting rock, we almost did.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Every review raves about this lake, so I had a very high expectation of the lake. After many rests along the rocky and steep trail, we were very excited to see it - it was surprisingly small. We stayed at there for a while since it was hard to get there and started enjoy it - the lake is small,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This 1.2 mile hike up to Hanging Lake is extremely technical with many uneven surfaces, steps, stairs, and negotiating your way up the canyon. You'll pass 7 bridges before reaching the final staircase to the top where the lake is. On the way down, trekking / hiking poles will be EXTREMELY HELPFUL. Carry at least 2 liters of water per... More 

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