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“Worth the hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake
Glenwood Springs, CO
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Located in Glenwood Canyon.
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“Worth the hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It's a long hike uphill but the beauty of this lake is amazing. Make sure to bring plenty of water as there are no concession stands or pop machine at the top! The beautiful flowing waterfalls aren't good for drinking!

Visited August 2013
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“After many years...Still one of the best in Colorado!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I revisited Hanging Lake to hike after many of my absence. The starting point for the trail has changed slightly from my original memories. It begins off of the bike path along the Colorado River. This hike is only 1.2 miles one way but offers lots of altitude and wonderful views of the valley along with an exceptional ending at Hanging Lake.

I noticed the old, very young children, teenagers, and almost every description of hiker on the trail.

Go Take a Hike and enjoy a special Colorado experience.

Visited September 2013
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“Great hiking experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Nice little workout hiking up 1.25 miles, trail was certainly challenging for a flat lander. Saw people of a wide range of ages and shapes, and in hiking shoes to flip flops. The trail is loose and rocky (slippery at times) so I would recommend good shoes and bringing water. It took me several stops to rest while still adjusting to the altitude, before I made it to the top. The lake was beautiful, crystal clear with multiple waterfalls. Roughly 2 hours up and back with time to hang out and enjoy the lake at the top. Multiple areas at the top to check out. The only "facilities" are at the bottom entrance. Free.
* There is a separate cycling trail that runs along I70 at this location.

Visited September 2013
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“Looks awesome....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The facilities at Hanging Lake were clean and sufficient...although I didn't get to hike the trail, my husband did and found it a reasonable challenge to do within 2 hours but definitely worth it.

Visited September 2013
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“Awesome afternoon hike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great afternoon hike. The trail is steep and rocky. I'm from KY an not accustomed to the altitude, but made it ok. Once at the top it was beautiful! Take a camera or phone to take a picture. Take plenty of water and good shoes or hiking boots.

Visited September 2013
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