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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 303-990-1813
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Beautiful, but not an easy hike

Hanging Lake was gorgeous. I really enjoyed the whole hike up but I do recommend a few tips. 1... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Megan H
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Monument, Colorado
absolutely breath taking

The hike up was hard but beautiful.. Waterfalls all the way up.. nice places to stop along the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
blsmith2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spouting rock” (52 reviews)
“parking lot” (31 reviews)
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Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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"spouting rock"
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"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"
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"wear good shoes"
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"long hike"
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"steep climb"
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Hanging Lake was gorgeous. I really enjoyed the whole hike up but I do recommend a few tips. 1. Don't wear flipflops (my husband and I couldn't understand why so many people were...) 2. Wear bugspray (I got bit several times) 3. Don't go if...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

The hike up was hard but beautiful.. Waterfalls all the way up.. nice places to stop along the way.. we will definitely go back. Get there early, parking is limited..

Thank blsmith2016
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I've been everywhere in Colorado and this might be one of my favorites. Crowded on the trail but the reward on top and the view of the lake and the waterfall above it are spectacular.

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

It's not for the feint hearted or the unfit. The walk is constantly uphill, sometimes scrambling over rocks. Don't try it in the midday heat, we left early and got to the top before the heat set in. On our way down we met many...More

Thank T_C25
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

be ready for a long walk. it is worth it. bring a bottle of water.. do not give up..It is like flying with the star in the beautiful mountain. if you plan to go when there is still snow on floor be really careful, I...More

Thank johnnylance826
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

What a treasure! This is a HUGE hike to get here but it is 100% worth it if you are capable. We would do this again. What a magnificent natural work of art!

1  Thank much2honest
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Did this hike right after Christmas and it was absolutely amazing. The frozen waterfall was huge and so impressive. Would say it's an intermediate hike during the winter

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The rare birds who only nest in very particular environments, were a joy to see...lovely little blue birds behind the waterfall

1  Thank Tami K
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A must place to go when in Glenwood Springs area. The lake is situated in Glenwood Canyons a difficult 1.2 mile hike and ascending 1000 feet from trailhead. Lots of amazing views of nature while hiking up. Then as soon as you reach the lake...More

Thank Noel P
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Steep and rocky trail that isn't for everyone, but if you can get to the top it is absolutely worth it. It certainly did not disappoint. If you are planning on visiting, make sure to get there early- <8AM. The parking lot has extremely limited...More

Thank ajdecal
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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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