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Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Hard Hike...worth every step!

First and foremost, the parking lot is always full, so don't try to park there. The BEST thing is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Glendora, California
via mobile
Really fun but challenging if you're not used to the altitude.

Incredibly beautiful and fun. There were other people on the trail but not over crowded. Its... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First and foremost, the parking lot is always full, so don't try to park there. The BEST thing is to rent a bike (we used Glenwood Adventure Company) and lock it up at the trailhead. Way easier!! Do NOT start this hike without a full...More

Thank Dluce
Reviewed yesterday

Incredibly beautiful and fun. There were other people on the trail but not over crowded. Its about a mile up which I thought would be a snap but the altitude got to me (Atlanta girl) after about a .5 miles and I had to slow...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Personally, I didn't find this long (an hour one way), hot, strenuous hike to be worth the views of the boardwalk-encircled pond that was at its end. If you're just a tourist passing through and looking for at least some sort of Colorado hike this...More

Thank skerstraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the hike you will not regret looking at this amazing view- pictures don't even do it justice!

Thank vacationinggudens
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Prepare for this strenuous hike and for the most beautiful view of the hanging lake. We saw all ages on this trail. Go early as others have said, there was a constant stream of people going up when we were coming down about 10am. Wear...More

Thank knitnaway
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great view. Well worth the mile vertical hike. Get there early (before 8am), take water, take a snack, and definitely hit up Sprouting Rock. Steep up and down so dobt wear flip flops or go our and buy brand new hiking shoes; theyll beed to...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like the other reviewers, I think this may be one of the best hikes in Colorado. It is difficult. Straight up a mountain for 1.2 miles. The end result is amazing. Be sure to scamper up to see Spouting Rock also...a must!

1  Thank lessard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get there by 7:30 am if you are doing it in the morning or the lot gets full. Then come are 9 am and stand in line for a spot (the 7:30 types will be leaving). There are bathrooms and a water fountain at the...More

1  Thank isthatyourdog
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a challenging trail. Steep and rocky, but the scenery is exceptional. Proper footwear and attire is recommended. The cold mountain stream that flows next to the trail keep the air cool, but you will definitely work up a sweat. Lots of rock hopping....More

Thank merlin4582
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very scenic hike, but it is not for those that are first timers or those with health problems. The rocks and several parts of the trail are very slippery and the path is often crowded if you go late in the day. So I would...More

1  Thank mclainh2016
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Upadhyayula S
I wanted to go here since a year. I have a toddler 3yr old. Wat your suggestion? We never hiked. We didn't observe any altitude problem till now
21 June 2017|
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Response from merlin4582 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a lot of children on the trail, even some quite young. There are portions that are very steep, and rocky. If you were to take a 3 year old, I would be prepared with a backpack to carry the child for portions of the... More
Kelly C
What is the weather like at hanging tree lake right now. Memorial day 2017?!?!
30 May 2017|
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Response from TravelingNudists | Reviewed this property |
Great!!! Perfect for a hike like this!
Charles B
Do any of the Glenwood Springs hotels offer a shuttle service to the Hanging Lake parking area?
28 April 2017|
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Response from PatMellen | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. The parking lot for the trailhead is only 10 miles from town, so maybe a deal with an Uber driver to drop you off and pick you up a couple hours later?