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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

#2 of 9 in Parks in Glenwood Springs
Water Body · Nature / Park
Visit Hanging Lake and surround yourself with some of Colorado's spectacular natural wonders. The turquoise-colored lake lies at the end of one of the state's most scenic and popular hiking trails. From the trailhead to the lake the hike follows the Dead Horse Creek along approximately 1.9 km (1.2 mi) of terrain with a slight incline. Even though the hike is not too taxing and features resting areas and handrails, be sure to wear proper shoes and bring enough water. The lake's delicate ecosystem is under protection, so fishing, swimming, and littering are strictly prohibited, and pets must be leashed near the lake or on the hiking trail. With our international travel planner, Glenwood Springs attractions like Hanging Lake can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • There is a beautiful Trail in the mountains that leads to a lake that is in the middle of it. The atmosphere is beautiful. You have to make reservations to do this and take a shuttle from Glenwood...  more »
  • Tough going both uphill and downhill but definitely worth it. Gorgeous lake and falls. Beautiful views.  more »
  • This place was beautiful and such a great hike. I went here for a travel to Colorado and was happy about visiting there.
  • Easy hike and huge payoff. So beautiful! Make sure you take the extra few week to the waterfall above. It's beautiful.

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