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Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, CO
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Located in Glenwood Canyon.
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Sedalia, Missouri, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

over a mile trail to the top, it is a hard climb for someone not used to the altitude and used to hiking. When you get to the top the climb is all worth it. Hanging lake is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Beautiful waterfalls into a clear blue green lake. Absolutely gorgeous if you... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The uphill rocky trail was definitely worth the beautiful view of the hanging lake. It's aqua blue but a little dull in color because there's so much algae and then fallen logs here and there. I suppose that's how the eco-system of the lake works so they've left it untouched. There was a board walk around the lake with benches... More

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Selcuk, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Hanging Lake brought tears to our eyes when we saw it. It wasn't a first time for us but it is always a great place to see. The trail was packed with people and the parking lot full, but that didn't bother us. It is surprising when you reach the lake just how beautiful it is; takes my breath away... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful hour hike (good workout but not technically challenging) up to a magical shangrila nestled at the top of the canyon. Parking can be tricky and I hear there are crowds. We went at 8:30 AM and got the last convenient parking spot (there are more but it will be a walk to get to the base of the... More

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Hanging Lake is a place of absolute beauty that takes a little preparation to get to. First of all, you will have to do a hike that, on paper, is not that long, but takes you over a rocky path (sometimes more rocks than path) with lots of elevation gain. The walk back down can be strenuous as well. Bring... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

At least the lake is still preserved and generally people respect the eco system there. Be sure to do the short hike up to the large waterfall

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SE Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Most of my review is attached to the Hanging Lake Trail so I'll reserve this comment for the lake itself. The lake itself is very picturesque. There is a boardwalk/viewing platform around it and you can go up to the waterfall on the far side. It was smaller than I had imagined and wasn't impressive compared to Plitvice Lakes Nat'l... More

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The turquois color of the water was beautiful! The falls were also very pretty. Area was well kept, free of trash and litter. Great photo ops here!

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Colorado Springs
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Has a boardwalk at the top going around the lake. Great photo opportunities. Also able to hike above the lake to another waterfall.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth the climb. More of a pond than a lake but it is so beautiful pictures and words do not do it justice.

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