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This was probably the most challenging hike i have personally ever done........It was quite brutal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular. Had to hike up in the rain then the sun came out when we arrived. It's a magical place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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“spouting rock”(53 reviews)
“parking lot”(31 reviews)
Located in Glenwood Canyon.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 303-990-1813
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 December 2013

My wife and I hiked the lake in the fall season. We were almost by ourselves! No dogs allowed, so plan on leaving the pooch home. Bring water and a snack to enjoy throughout the many rest spots. Watch a little video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSChGTzLcFY

5  Thank 288Luis
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Impressive and pretty, but not as awe-inspiring as the hype surrounding it. The trail hike up to the lake is better than what's at the top.

3  Thank JDS43
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All reviews spouting rock parking lot worth the effort mile climb great hike take your time crystal clear water walking stick worth every step hour hike arrive early parking is limited bring water elevation gain strenuous hike wear good shoes parking spot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the most challenging hike i have personally ever done........It was quite brutal to be honest! Take your time and it is very doable and oh so worth it when you get to the top! Hanging Lake is one of the most serene,...More

Thank fahyth12018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a minute and walk up the mountain just east of Glenwood Springs. You will find an amazing little lake up there and with the clarity of the water and surreal surroundings, you will find some peace and quietness. Its a must stop if you...More

Thank Theangrynomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular. Had to hike up in the rain then the sun came out when we arrived. It's a magical place and was a highlight of our vacation.

Thank Pomper4
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Hanging lake is pretty cool but the trail is always packed full of tourists. The parking lot fills up early so I'd keep that in mind or ride a bicycle the 10 miles or so from Glenwood Springs. The ride is very pretty running through...More

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The trail was re-opened recently. I was fortunate to help with escorting a couple hundred school kids to the lake and back. The trail was in great condition. No parking hassles with the off season and very few folks on the trail. At the lake,...More

Thank Glenwood-Native
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is a brutal hike...even rock climbing in some places but well worth the time and effort. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank Curiosity196086
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Another hike that you must do super early. We arrived right at 7:45am and got the last parking spot. It was straight up but worth the climb. Downside, crowded! Upside, you can hang at the lake and relax. We waited for over an hour as...More

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The hike really was quite demanding for the person not in shape...like me and my girlfriend. It didn't help at all that I didn't take the warnings of strenuous hike seriously. I did not have proper shoes and made the hike unnecessarily hard and dangerous...More

Thank JukkaW
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The lake is magnificent! On my list of favorites! I just don't like how so many people pretend to have food in their hands and fool squirrels!

Thank Nishtha S
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with a friend and the hike was a bit longer than I expected. The view is worth it. There are some steep climbs so wear appropriate shoes.

Thank Courtney W
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24 June 2018|
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Response from norphus | Reviewed this property |
Don’t count on having cell service. Neither my wife (Sprint) nor I (Verizon) had service back in April 2018. If I remember correctly l, we lost it even before we pulled into the parking area.
Chandra H
9 May 2018|
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Response from SidBarras | Reviewed this property |
There should be plenty of parking at this time of day
Melody M
17 August 2017|
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