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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 303-990-1813
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Wonderful!!

It was quite a hike to the top- best with hiking boots and water. It was so worth it!! The lake and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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This hike was difficult for me and my wife but it was worth it as this was one of the most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sc0ttcamer0n
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Wakeman, Ohio
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spouting rock” (52 reviews)
“parking lot” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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+1 303-990-1813
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"spouting rock"
in 52 reviews
"parking lot"
in 31 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 23 reviews
"great hike"
in 24 reviews
"take your time"
in 21 reviews
"walking stick"
in 11 reviews
"worth every step"
in 11 reviews
"the water is crystal clear"
in 5 reviews
"hour hike"
in 5 reviews
"arrive early"
in 11 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 9 reviews
"bring water"
in 14 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 8 reviews
"rocky trail"
in 8 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 10 reviews
"long hike"
in 8 reviews
"steep climb"
in 7 reviews
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite a hike to the top- best with hiking boots and water. It was so worth it!! The lake and the spouting rock were amazing but go early! We went at 6:15 am and it was great just a handful of people but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike was difficult for me and my wife but it was worth it as this was one of the most beautiful spots in Colorado. We will visit this spot again in the future. Don't forget to take water with you as you will need...More

Thank sc0ttcamer0n
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, as many of the other reviewers mentioned it’s 1.2 miles with just a little over 1,000 foot climb. It’s strenuous but doable if you’re in ok shape or take your time and a few breaks going up. Going down is much easier. On your...More

Thank norphus
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The trail that leads to Hanging Lake was challenging to say the least. A mile straight up on very rocky terrain. I do not recommend going in March like I did because of the snow and icy patches. Almost treacherous at spots. But once you...More

Thank Kim054
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The main drawback of this Lake is that it is a strenuous 1.2 mike uphill slog to get there . The trail is quite rough and requires a good level of fitness

Thank SidBarras
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Not an easy. hike with some dificult areas but well worth the effort. Some beautiful scenery and views.

Thank trotpacejf
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! The water is so clear, and if you look carefully, you can see small trout slowly swimming around. We spotted a plump Blue Jay sitting on a limb right above us. I think he was waiting for us to drop a few crumbs...More

1  Thank Becky M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Part of this park is a highway rest area which can only be reached from eastbound Interstate 70 at exit 126. This is a very nice rest area surrounded by mountains and what looks like a lake, but it’s actually the portion of the Colorado...More

2  Thank Dmarkwind
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Wow! Such a beautiful hike and an even more rewarding view. The hike can be a little strenuous but it isn’t incredibly long so just be prepared if you aren’t the most athletic. Once you get to the top, it is well worth it. The...More

Thank ThebestofKendell
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This lake is accessible by a moderately difficult trail and is totally worth the climb. There is no bathroom available at the top (understandably) but the rest stop at the beginning of the trail does have restroom facilities. The lake itself is beautiful and peaceful,...More

Thank Maria R
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Chandra H
9 May 2018|
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Response from SidBarras | Reviewed this property |
There should be plenty of parking at this time of day
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Melody M
17 August 2017|
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Response from JMSmith011988 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s worth the hike, and their isn’t really any steep points to worry about while hiking.
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Nora S
4 July 2017|
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Response from Danno820 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a guide. Just follow the trail.
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