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Hanging Lake

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.

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A memorable walk!

We went on a Sunday morning. As reviews said parking was an issue..we had my brother drop us off and pick us up. Though..it was around 9 and some parking was available then. The... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We went on a Sunday morning. As reviews said parking was an issue..we had my brother drop us off and pick us up. Though..it was around 9 and some parking was available then. The walk wa s awesome and challenging at times. I wish I had my walking stick. But worth it. Take water with you. Plan about 2+ hours.... More 

Thank BYI
Norfolk, Nebraska
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The hike is SO worth it. This was one of our favorite parts of our honeymoon. The hike can be a bit steep so take it slow at first.

Thank W3161VAkatieb
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

A nice reward at the end of a hike, the lake provides a nice area to explore, and the newly renovated catwalks are a lovely feature. The falls are an interesting sight, and the views during sunrise or sunset are excellent.

Thank Sirailin
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We decided to go on this hike during winter after we were unable to go on it three different times in spring/summer. We wore appropriate boots & attire for the hike. It was an advanced hike and steep at times. My biggest concern is the area with guard rails at the top. It was so slick & you had to... More 

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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This hike is overcrowded, no place to park and no dogs allowed. Lots of other adventures around besides here!

Thank Rose R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

A difficult trail for anyone out of shape or with disability......especially in winter months! We went today with snow on the ground and it was VERY icy!! That along with jagged rocks to climb on the trail, it was definitely a workout with more than a few spills and war wounds! It took a little over an hour but the... More 

Thank issang
Denver, Colorado
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129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Don't forget Spouting Rock as well. You don't want to hike up to the lake and not spend the extra few minutes to hike up to the Spouting Rock. Both are amazing and a ton of fun, especially when we had the place to ourselves for the most part.

Thank Guiseppe_Brown
Carbondale, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

difficult but worth it. Steep 1 mile up, I believe. Downside is that is is located right off the interstate so the crowds can be quite a bit to handle at times.

Thank Christy L
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

It is a pristine lake. Please keep it that way NO Dogs allowed!!! Do not go into the lake! Moderate to difficult hike but what a view, simply breathtaking.

Thank Shannon0604
Akron, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We arrived on a Wednesday morning, early October about 9am and had no problem finding a parking place. There is a half mile walk from parking lot to beginning of trail, then the 1.2 mile uphill all the way trail. It was the most difficult hike I have ever done. I am mid 60's, had a hip replacement 9 months... More 

Thank debbie l

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