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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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This was one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever had. Once you get to the top and see the beautiful lake and waterfall, you will wonder what took you so long to do this!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever had. Once you get to the top and see the beautiful lake and waterfall, you will wonder what took you so long to do this!!

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Kellogg, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit of a hike for people that aren't healthy or small children but it's worth the long hike. You will need to bring water for the hike. It's absolutely beautiful at the top! We've visited the area and visited both times. If we ever go back it will be on the to do list for sure!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went on this hike with 2 grandmothers and 10 year old boy. It is a fun hike and the view of the Lake is breathtaking. Definitely recommend this hike!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great hike with lots of beautiful scenery. Make sure to go up past the lake it's not much farther but a pretty great sight as well.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The lake itself is very crowded and full of people. But you just have to ignore them and try to get lost in the moment of this beautiful place you are seeing. Don't forget to take the extra little hike to Spouting Rock while you're up there,

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

As a native of Colorado, i have been on the hike to Hanging Lake several times over the years and am sad to say it is run down! People making their own shortcuts, trash laying around, people carving their names in trees (A tree gets its nutrients from their roots to the top in a layer of cells just under... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It's a very steep climb 3 - 4 hrs but you go at your own pace. I barely made it but there were children and pregnant people climbing. There are a lot of big rocks to climb over but you can rest as much as you want. It was worth it. Wear good shoes my hiking boots gave me bad... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Get to this trail head early or you make not be able to park and hike. It is a gorgeous little hike most folks can manage. Enjoy a nice picnic when you get back. Many tables along the Colorado to enjoy. This is a great hike in summer of winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Being a Native of Colorado this is an annual family hike for us! The trail has taken a beating but the tremendous Park Rangers do a remarkable job with renovations and trail upkeep! Colorado's Highlight of Pristine Nature and Beauty!🌲

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This hike had its steep moments but it is easy and safe. We just packed a couple bottles of water. Great spot for pic. Up and back with some minimal resting at the top took about 1.5 hours. Do yourself a favor and only arrive here via bike shuttle.

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