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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

4.7
#2 of 9 in Parks in Glenwood Springs
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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  • This is an enchanting lake that's well worth the beautiful hike up the canyon wall ~ don't miss it if you are in the area, it's one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Glenwood!  more »
  • The hanging lake is one of Colorado’s best hidden gem! Its a 1.6 mile hike and ascends some 1000 ft elevation. You need to book this in advance and will be transported from the visitor center to the t...  more »
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  • 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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