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Hanging Lake

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
Description: Located in Glenwood Canyon.

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A great hike for almost anyone

It takes about 45 minutes to get up to hanging lake and it is well worth it! A bit of it is steep but has handholds. But for the most part, you must be physically able to do some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It takes about 45 minutes to get up to hanging lake and it is well worth it! A bit of it is steep but has handholds. But for the most part, you must be physically able to do some hiking. Hiking boots and proper attire are highly recommended. I went on a mild day and it was just beautiful.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hanging Lake and the trail were great. We got to the trail head around 9:30 and there were only a couple cars in the parking lot. The trail is 2.4mi roundtrip and there is about 1000ft of elevation gain from the trail head to the lake. This hike was quick and very scenic. The lake was beautiful. We geared up... More 

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Olathe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very cool hike with amazing views at the top. It is only two miles but don't let that fool you, because it is tough! It is two miles straight up so be ready. It is worth the hike though and we will be doing this again!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a really lovely hike. Beautiful and such a treat once you reach the lake. Be sure to wear proper foot gear. There were several people who didn't know what they were doing and were wearing flip flops, etc. and really struggled/couldn't do the whole walk. One time we went a woman even fell and broke her ankle and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It certainly is quite a hike up the mountain. It took us about and hour and a half, but its nothing but gorgeous scenery all the way up, so take your time and enjoy the hike. Wear some good hiking shoes and pack light, water and granola bars are a must, but for the most part, it is such and... More 

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Tampa Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Confirming the popularity of this area, I arrived on a Thursday morning in September to a surprisingly active parking area. Not to say it was difficult to find a spot (it wasn't), just surprisingly busy. Those arriving as I was leaving, mid-afternoon, may have had a bit of a wait. The hike up to the lake itself is moderately difficult... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hanging Lake emanates beauty. The blue-green travertine on the lake bed glistens in the sun and you can see the fish's eyes the water is so clear. The falls are a sight to behold. Spouting Rock just a few feet down an adjacent trail is a must see if you make the hike to the lake.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A big hike on a beautiful day here in Colorado. I am not sure if going up was harder on my lungs or coming down was harder on my knees. But I got to tell you, I am not complaining! It was a perfect day. After the hike we went for a burger and beer.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

When the sign says this is a difficult hike, it really is. Seeing the lake at the end is however worth the trip. It took two hours to go up the 1000 feet climb and about an hour and 15 to come down. I thought about turning around after 1/4 mile up but was glad I received encouragement to keep... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of the most beautiful places on earth. Worth every step of the exhausting trail. A must see and one you'll never forget.

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