Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Springs

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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  • Totally worth the hike to the top. It is a somewhat difficult hike, but the view of Hanging Lake and the waterfall when you reach the top is totally worth it.  more »
  • Together with my husband we visited Hanging Lake Trail last May. It was not so easy to climb endless steep steps to reach that fantastic view!!! But it worth it!!! We will never regret it! Never!!! Th...  more »
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  • What a cool place. A bit of a hike to get to but the views are worth it both of the lake and the mountains beyond. Hanging Lake is so pretty. You can't go in it but it's fun to see.
  • It is indeed beautiful. The trek is difficult so I would suggest people to carry sticks that will make it easier to push themselves in the snow covered trail. And choose the correct boots.

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