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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 303-990-1813
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One of mother nature’s wonders!

The trail that leads to Hanging Lake was challenging to say the least. A mile straight up on very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim054
,
Westminster, CO
via mobile
Scenic

The main drawback of this Lake is that it is a strenuous 1.2 mike uphill slog to get there . The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SidBarras
,
United Kingdom
via mobile
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spouting rock” (52 reviews)
“parking lot” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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+1 303-990-1813
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"spouting rock"
in 52 reviews
"parking lot"
in 31 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 23 reviews
"great hike"
in 24 reviews
"take your time"
in 21 reviews
"walking stick"
in 11 reviews
"worth every step"
in 11 reviews
"the water is crystal clear"
in 5 reviews
"hour hike"
in 5 reviews
"arrive early"
in 11 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 9 reviews
"bring water"
in 14 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 8 reviews
"rocky trail"
in 8 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 10 reviews
"long hike"
in 8 reviews
"steep climb"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trail that leads to Hanging Lake was challenging to say the least. A mile straight up on very rocky terrain. I do not recommend going in March like I did because of the snow and icy patches. Almost treacherous at spots. But once you...More

Thank Kim054
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main drawback of this Lake is that it is a strenuous 1.2 mike uphill slog to get there . The trail is quite rough and requires a good level of fitness

Thank SidBarras
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not an easy. hike with some dificult areas but well worth the effort. Some beautiful scenery and views.

Thank trotpacejf
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! The water is so clear, and if you look carefully, you can see small trout slowly swimming around. We spotted a plump Blue Jay sitting on a limb right above us. I think he was waiting for us to drop a few crumbs...More

1  Thank Becky M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Part of this park is a highway rest area which can only be reached from eastbound Interstate 70 at exit 126. This is a very nice rest area surrounded by mountains and what looks like a lake, but it’s actually the portion of the Colorado...More

1  Thank Dmarkwind
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Wow! Such a beautiful hike and an even more rewarding view. The hike can be a little strenuous but it isn’t incredibly long so just be prepared if you aren’t the most athletic. Once you get to the top, it is well worth it. The...More

Thank ThebestofKendell
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This lake is accessible by a moderately difficult trail and is totally worth the climb. There is no bathroom available at the top (understandably) but the rest stop at the beginning of the trail does have restroom facilities. The lake itself is beautiful and peaceful,...More

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It was slow going but we made it to the lake. Take your time. It is not for the faint of heart. It takes an honest effort to make the hike

Thank jechilt
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

You have to be in good shape to take this hike but if you arent, you can still do it but I would just allow more time so you can go at your own pace. Also go in the morning or late morning. The latest...More

1  Thank Yesenia A
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was a great hike for a couple! Do note it is not a easy hike by any standards but is definitely worth it. Plan on Parking to be a pain but it sounds like they are addressing this by shuttling people in sometime in...More

Thank lang2281
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Melody M
17 August 2017|
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Response from JMSmith011988 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s worth the hike, and their isn’t really any steep points to worry about while hiking.
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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.
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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
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