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Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Great hike and a real payoff at the end!

Really enjoyable (and relatively short) hike. The falls at Hanging Lake are beautiful and don't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denver, CO
Great Hike

worth the time and getting up at 5am to go- it gets pretty busy there. bring water and camera... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyable (and relatively short) hike. The falls at Hanging Lake are beautiful and don't miss out on the upper falls just another 200 yards or so up the trail from the lake. Parking is a challenge. As every visitor will tell you, go on...More

Thank WandrTheWrld
Reviewed 2 days ago

worth the time and getting up at 5am to go- it gets pretty busy there. bring water and camera. plan about 4 hours so you can take it all in- take breaks and pictures

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking is tough in the morning but the trail was clean and beautiful. Did have drone users and dogs on the trail in spite of clearly marked "no-no"s.

Thank TXMom522
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has become so popular that it is imperative to start your hike very early in the morning (7AM is a good start time) to be able to assure parking and a relaxing climb. Be KIND to the hard working Park Rangers! The new signs...More

Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get there early parking lot fills fast. We didn't and had a bit of a wait but was worth it. Found the hike to be a challenging but worth it. The lake is very pretty. The water is so clear and clean. We also hiked...More

Thank cindyinbraham
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are headed west on I-70 and need a break, the short hike to hanging Lake may be what you want. When we were there it was crowded, but still worthwhile for the short hike to get there.

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing and no matter how many times I can't wait to go back again. The views that you will see on this hike are like no other. The only difficult thing is parking but this as well has an upside. This is...More

Thank wranglernwss
Reviewed 4 days ago

This trail ascends about 1000 ft in a little more than a mile. I do exercise regularly, but with the elevation being so different than my home state, I had to stop regularly to get my heart rate down a little. Drink some water. (Fortunately,...More

2  Thank HoosierOnTheGo17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we arrived 1:00 pm there was a 30-40 min wait just to park! I've been on the hike before, which is incredible but we brought some family to let them experience it but sadly we couldn't wait.

1  Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hiked with friends, we have been going to Hanging Lake since the 80s. The beauty has not changed and it is a must see.

1  Thank cobe8
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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!
Charles B
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?