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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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Lawrence
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Reasonable rates and extra-clean rooms and the view is the best. Sitting in the chairs outside the room, looking at the view and sipping a cold beverage of your choice, makes all those miles you traveled that day, worth it. Hesitated to write a good review as I wanted to keep this one my own secret.

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a steep but short hike to a gorgeous lake. Make sure you hike above the lake to another smaller lake where the water shoots from the canyon wall. It can be very crowded during the summer. Another great hike is Grizzley Creek just two exits West. Grizzley is a gorgeous stream with a 4mi hike up to pools... More

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Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Perhaps my expectations were set too high reading all the comments about Hanging Lake, but after 1 hour and 20 minutes (including probably 15 or 20 stops of a minute or two) of hiking up a strenuous (but mostly shaded, which was good since it was 90 degrees) trail I was expecting something to take my breath away (more than... More

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Windsor, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the views are great, just as all of Glenwood canyon are - glad we made the tough hike up the trail! What an interesting part of our country

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Arvada, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A very beautiful, cool water lake with several spraying water falls and moss falling into it. Follow the trail up to the Spouting rocks and walk behind the falls. Mystical experience. But, please be respectful of others, no dropping trash, getting into the water, obey signs so it can be enjoyed for many years.

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Aurora, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had a much harder time with this hike than I thought I would. I was so beautiful and well worth it. Make sure you wear the right shoes and go at your own pace. My kids handled it extremely well (ages 8, 11, and 14). I consider myself pretty healthy and workout twice a week but, this was a... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is so beautiful and well worth the effort to get there. Too bad people don't read or follow the signs and take dogs and go out on the log extending over the lake. Please respect this place and what it is protecting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I suggest going early in the morning! You beat the crowds and it's quiet and the sun isn't beating down on you. I loved this hike! It's a great challenge for beginners. I wouldn't suggest taking small children on this hike who can't walk on their own or climb. At the the top near the lake the steps are very... More

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New Castle, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You want to start this hike early in the morning especially if you are going on the week end because this place gets busy on week ends and during the busy tourist season of the summer. Once you park you will have a walk to get to the trail head, not hard to find. The walk is on a paved... More

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Moab, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was an amazing experience here in glenwood springs, hanging lake is a must see if your traveling in the area :)

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