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Hanging Lake Trail

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Address: Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO

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Great trail! Lots of shade, areas to sit and great views.

I've hiked this trail over a half dozen times now in the past twenty years and it never is boring or a waste of time. It does have a lot of elevation climb and rough rocky areas... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've hiked this trail over a half dozen times now in the past twenty years and it never is boring or a waste of time. It does have a lot of elevation climb and rough rocky areas, but there is a ton of shade and many areas to sit and rest if needed. The views and sights along the way... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm 65 and from Michigan, so when my daughters said I could make this 1.2 mi. hike labeled "difficult," I wasn't sure. The altitude made for lots of extra breathing and required stops. It usually takes people 2 1/2 hours to get up and down. It took me 5! We did spend about a half hour at the top, though.... More 

1 Thank FluteyMichigan
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful jewel in the Glenwood Springs area, don't miss it. The water is a very unusual color and the setting is serene. Also a must, continue on to Sprouting Rock, you won't regret it! It's a raging tall waterfall.

1 Thank Sandy Z
Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this was an amazing trail. I would recommend doing it early and during the week and it still gets crowded. I hope it doesn't close but even the day we visited there was a girl who had to take her dog on the trail and it is posted and I even said something, but it's one like her that will... More 

Thank Justin L
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best time to visit is May/June when the falls are full. It's a difficult 45min./1h hike, very steep and rocky. One of the most beautiful places in CO. Take lots of water and sunscreen. A must see place!

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This past weekend I decided to hike the Hanging Lake Trail for the first time. The hike was well worth it. You are constantly seeing small water falls on your trek up. Once you get to the top and you are at Hanging Lake...wow! The water is so blue and it is so peaceful and serene up there. If you... More 

Thank EThompsen23
Stouport on Severn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definately worth the effort. Trail is strenuous, but if you take your time is achievable for all. Quite a scramble in places. Good footwear is recommended, but we saw some people in trainers and flipflops! Took us about 2 hours to do the round trip, with stops for photos.

1 Thank Morrie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is awesome. It's a 1.2 miles long trail with a 1000-foot elevation change. It's worth it for the view at the top. Unfortunately, some very rude hikers whom had trouble reading signs like "Stay off the log". Yes, of course they were walking out along the log into the water. Also noticed trash on the trail...the place is... More 

1 Thank Q2261IHstephenl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little bit of a hike great place to bike to from Glenwood Springs there's a bike path that goes from Glenwood all the way to hanging lake parking lot doesn't have a lot of parking specially on the weekend you can fish there at the bottom of the trail head by the damn no fishing at hanging lake no swimming... More 

Thank Brad R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a difficult but very beautiful hike up to hanging lake. There were lots of twists and turns and lots of rocks to climb. You hike up next to a stream/river and you see many waterfalls.

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