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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.

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The hike is SO worth it. This was one of our favorite parts of our honeymoon. The hike can be a bit steep so take it slow at first.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Norfolk, Nebraska
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Norfolk, Nebraska
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hike is SO worth it. This was one of our favorite parts of our honeymoon. The hike can be a bit steep so take it slow at first.

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Thank Katie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A nice reward at the end of a hike, the lake provides a nice area to explore, and the newly renovated catwalks are a lovely feature. The falls are an interesting sight, and the views during sunrise or sunset are excellent.

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Thank Landon C
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We decided to go on this hike during winter after we were unable to go on it three different times in spring/summer. We wore appropriate boots & attire for the hike. It was an advanced hike and steep at times. My biggest concern is the area with guard rails at the top. It was so slick & you had to... More 

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Thank biehle888
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42 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This hike is overcrowded, no place to park and no dogs allowed. Lots of other adventures around besides here!

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Thank Rose R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

A difficult trail for anyone out of shape or with disability......especially in winter months! We went today with snow on the ground and it was VERY icy!! That along with jagged rocks to climb on the trail, it was definitely a workout with more than a few spills and war wounds! It took a little over an hour but the... More 

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Thank issang
Denver, Colorado
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Don't forget Spouting Rock as well. You don't want to hike up to the lake and not spend the extra few minutes to hike up to the Spouting Rock. Both are amazing and a ton of fun, especially when we had the place to ourselves for the most part.

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Thank Guiseppe_Brown
Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

difficult but worth it. Steep 1 mile up, I believe. Downside is that is is located right off the interstate so the crowds can be quite a bit to handle at times.

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Thank Christy L
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is a pristine lake. Please keep it that way NO Dogs allowed!!! Do not go into the lake! Moderate to difficult hike but what a view, simply breathtaking.

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Thank Shannon0604
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We arrived on a Wednesday morning, early October about 9am and had no problem finding a parking place. There is a half mile walk from parking lot to beginning of trail, then the 1.2 mile uphill all the way trail. It was the most difficult hike I have ever done. I am mid 60's, had a hip replacement 9 months... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is about a 1-1/4 mile hike straight up. It's not for the faint-of-heart. It is a little difficult and crowded. If you do make it to the top, you will be glad you hung in.

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