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Address: Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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Steep Trail Provides Good Workout, Lake is Pretty But Not Swimmable

Really fun trail makes for a great hike. It's not very long (1.2 miles maybe?) but it's almost straight up. The trail is basically a switchback that winds its way up the side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Really fun trail makes for a great hike. It's not very long (1.2 miles maybe?) but it's almost straight up. The trail is basically a switchback that winds its way up the side of a canyon, crossing back and forth across a stream along the way. It's a really pleasant hiking experience, as you're accompanied by the sound of rushing... More 

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Bernhards Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

rockie and steep. The top has a railed stair case that will take your breath away...the very top is the lake and chipie- he prefers kind bars without chocolate please... greet him by the entrance behind the falls-- he eats right out of your hands~ fun stuff

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The hike to Hanging Lake is well worth it. I was overwhelmed by its beauty when I was there for the first time in August 2007. It is a hidden gem that anyone visiting nearby should absolutely take the time to see.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The hike from the parking lot to the trailhead seems long, but then you start to go UP and UP and UP. Pace yourself, it's steep almost the entire way, so take it easy. Stop and look at the flowers in the summer. Watch out for dogs and little kids racing headlong down the hill (I remember doing that but... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the wonderful spots in this great state! A short but strenuous hike up to this marvel! It is a very popular spot, so we went in Spring before the summer rush was on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a heavily traveled hike, but we did our research and went earlier in the day. There were still many people on the trail, but it didn't bother us. It actually helped us feel like we weren't the most out of shape people out there! We spent some time taking selfies once we reached the lake. Take the few... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Last time I did this trail I couldn't believe all the hikers out there. Straight off the tourist buses. People in club clothes and acting like idiots. Sadly, there was a lot of trash up by the lakes as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Complete the hike to spouting rock and go early (7am) to avoid crowds. Strenuous in parts but so worth it. Very beautiful and about a mile long. If you can climb three flights of stairs you can do this hike.

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is an easy and gorgeous short hike. There is a stream along the path which makes the hike very enjoyable. We went in October. The colors of the vegetation were changing and it was very delightful to contemplate the lake. Super recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you're in the area, this is an absolutely can't miss hike. It's a short hike, but the other reviewers are correct in that this is not an easy hike. I took my family along, and my mom came down with a case of vertigo during the last part of the hike, where you're climbing steep steps along a cliff.... More 

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