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Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Peaceful, breathtaking

This place is fabulous. It took us 45 minutes to an hour to hike in. The trail is steep and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Nice little climb- great reward

Fun climb- a little challenging but not too bad. Make sure you wear sturdy footwear- hiking boots... read more

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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is fabulous. It took us 45 minutes to an hour to hike in. The trail is steep and difficult but well worth the effort. We spent about 30 minutes at the lake soaking in the beauty of it. You definitely need good shoes...More

Thank R S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun climb- a little challenging but not too bad. Make sure you wear sturdy footwear- hiking boots would obviously be the best. Great reward at the end of it. The ranger said allow for three hours- We did it in less than 2 hours after...More

Thank Anton D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The was easily the most rewarding hike of my experiences. The walk from the parking lot to the beginning of the trail was picturesque. The trail is mostly under cover with a small stream that you follow of the mountain. I wet my hat many...More

Thank Mike p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was such an amazing hike. It was a little more difficult than I expected but my husband and I are in pretty good shape so it was fine. We just took our time. The waterfalls are along the entire trail. It was just absolutely...More

Thank RuthinaOK
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are not enough words for the beauty of this place. We arrived early and had no problem finding a parking spot. The bathrooms are nice and the beautiful park like setting through the canyon on the way to the trailhead were ablaze with Aspen...More

2  Thank MLSJD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Advance hikers only. Very steep upgrade..take along water. Parking limit. Take a bike ride skip the parking..

Thank PamPog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a difficult hike, for someone that is just in normal shape it can be very tough on them. It's very Steep and the altitude is high which makes it difficult to breathe. If you are in shape and get to the top it...More

Thank Momma252
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't much parking at this spot, but some park along the street. They are thinking of limiting the number of visitors to do this hike to 615 people per day to preserve the natural beauty of this place. The path is rocky and you...More

Thank venisonking
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family really enjoyed the hike to Hanging Lake, it was one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. If your in/around Glenwood Springs it is a MUST do

Thank GlendonMullins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really beautiful trail. It is 1.2 miles (2.4 r/t) long with about 1000 ft elevation gain. Expect it to take you 2-3 hours if you're in reasonable shape. But if you're someone who is not accustomed to hiking then it could take...More

1  Thank brandi_rocks
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30 August 2017|
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Response from sarloumay | Reviewed this property |
It took us three tries to get into the parking lot in July. We finally got in when we arrived before 7 a.m.
Upadhyayula S
21 June 2017|
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Response from TravelingNudists | Reviewed this property |
Drink PLENTY of water (NOT caffeine or alcohol) before you go and during your hike and TAKE YOUR TIME!!! If you get part way and don't feel good turn around and head back. As beautiful as it is, it isn't worth the risk.
Kelly C
30 May 2017|
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Response from TravelingNudists | Reviewed this property |
Great!!! Perfect for a hike like this!

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