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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Worth every step up to the lake!

This was a fantastic hike. Short but steep. 1,096 ft. elevation gain in just over a mile. Met... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway
Stunning destination hike, but crowds can be a problem

This is THE easy-moderate hike in the Glenwood Springs area. The lake is amazing. The problem is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saugerties, New York
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic hike. Short but steep. 1,096 ft. elevation gain in just over a mile. Met very many friendly people on the trail. The trail was free from any litter of any kind which was pretty amazing considering the numbers of hikers there...More

Thank Sleaze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE easy-moderate hike in the Glenwood Springs area. The lake is amazing. The problem is people, oh so many people, so of course parking can also be a huge problem. A new management plan is in the works which will limit the people...More

Thank onbelay66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best time to visit and hike to Hanging Lake is very early in the morning on a sunny clear day. Get to the parking lot at the crack of dawn or you may be waiting for a parking space. Parking is limited. Avoid the...More

1  Thank artsub
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the exits to get to Hanging Lake were blocked by the highway dept. We drove around till we found the sign for the visitor center for Hanging Lake. A very nice stop. Clean bathrooms. Short easy walk for this very nonathletic person. Paved trail...More

Thank Penelope737
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Hanging Lake is so beautiful and so worth the hike. There are plenty of shady benches to just sit and relax. The only problem is I wish they had a restroom up there because it is a long hike. The only restrooms are at...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

As a couple in their 60's, we found this hike very doable. There are many places to rest, some parts of the trail are more strenuous than others due to steep inclines and having to climb up rock steps, but the trail also has areas...More

Thank pattyball54
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I have to start with I am not a hiker nor exercise enthusiast just the average person. I am 5'3 and 145lbs. However, I seen numerous pictures of this place and chose to do this hike on my 34th Birthday. The All Trails app said...More

Thank 01mobynabba
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a challenging hike but well worth it. Bring plenty of water. We took a picnic lunch to the top. It was breathtaking.

Thank tgm0526
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The lake is well worth the hike. Beautiful, peaceful, etc. Past the lake are two waterfalls that you also shouldn't miss. Make sure you're in shape for the hike, very steep in spots and about 2 miles.

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Go early. Take your time and plenty of water. This is a brutal hike, but the view at the top is so worth it. Just stunning! A local told us on the way down that this would be the last season for Hanging Lake as...More

Thank Hilary B
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Melody M
17 August 2017|
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Response from William G | Reviewed this property |
There is one point near the top that has some steep areas that might be intense if you are afraid of heights as I am, that being said if you go with someone that isn't afraid they could talk you through it. It's really neat... More
Nora S
4 July 2017|
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Response from Danno820 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a guide. Just follow the trail.
Rahul S
23 September 2016|
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Response from ColoradoVista | Reviewed this property |
you climb a thousand ft in 1 mile it's steep it rocky its slick at times and the last pitch even with a backpacked kid would be challenging to most unless you are a seasoned hiker with a kid in a pack...now the canyon trail... More