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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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The Hanging Lake is so beautiful and so worth the hike. There are plenty of shady benches to just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Suzanne B
Highly recommended for athletic older people, and even people afraid of heights!

As a couple in their 60's, we found this hike very doable. There are many places to rest, some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradenton, Florida
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long hike gaining 1000' in elevation we arrived at Hanging Lake. Very beautiful lake up on the side of the canyon formed by several waterfalls creating this beautiful lake. It's like an oasis in the middle of a desert. Warning! As tempting as...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Expect an good 45 minutes to an hour of uphill, with steep vertical at the end, but breathtaking coral blue water and waterfalls at the top.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a treat after a 1 mile uphill climb. You will want to take this journey if you're in the Glenwood Springs area of Colorado. Bring plenty of water to drink for the hike up/down.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Trash, graffiti, crowded, rude people, and graphic language flying freely. Leave it to humans to ruin what was once a beautiful landmark.

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Melody M
17 August 2017|
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Response from Steve V | Reviewed this property |
you do have a rock step climb & 50ft ledge walk
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