Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs

4.7
#1 of 239 in Trails in Colorado
Stretching 1.9 km (1.2 mi) into Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake Trail climbs more than 300 m (985 ft) to its namesake mountain lake. You'll wander along Colorado River tributaries, surrounded by sheer, rocky cliffs and lush forest. Stop for a rest at the top of the trail, where you'll find waterfalls and a clear blue lake home to trout. If you're feeling tired during the hike, take a breather at one of the rest spots along the way. The path is considered difficult because of its steep elevation and relatively rough terrain, so you should consider your health and skill level before attempting the hike. Make Hanging Lake Trail part of your personalized Glenwood Springs itinerary using our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder site.
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  • Great hike but not easy. We had clamp ons for our shoes... must have in winter. Gorgeous! Enjoyed the gorgeous day!!  more »
  • Came here for a winter hike with my family, first time for us and this was amazing, the scenery was great, the trail slipping in some areas covered in snow. Reports of a mountain lion was in the area....  more »

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