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“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake
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Owner description: Located in Glenwood Canyon.
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I hiked up to Hanging Lake with my family on the 4th and absolutely loved it! If you enjoy the outdoors and seeing Colorado, you should definitely add this place to your list. We arrived at around 8:15am and there were already a lot of people in the parking lot so I recommend getting there earlier to get a parking spot and before it gets too hot.
The hike took about an hour going up, though I did see a lot of families taking their time to get up the trail. A lot of rocks and a steep climb so bring your best hiking/walking shoes and plenty of water. There are benches along the way to rest and a lot of places to sit around the lake to take in the view. Make sure to take the trail up to Spouting Rock above the lake (the water source). It only takes an additional 5 minutes and it's a beautiful waterfall.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

This lake is such a reward that is well worth the hike. The water truly is turquoise and the waterfalls are tropical. There are plenty of benches and places to relax and enjoy the lake. Must see!

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Hanging where?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Of all the beautiful things that Colorado has to offer, Hanging Lake is about average, not wonderful, not spectacular. And there is only one way into Hanging lake I70 eastbound and one way out I70 westbound so you have to take a 5-8 mile drive to get in and out. Better to go on your way west than on your way east?

Visited June 2013
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alabama
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“Very special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

The lake is clear and the fish colorful in the water. The water falls from a veil type waterfall into the lake. The air is crisp and clean. Go early to get a parking space, lots of places to park, but a very popular place to visit. Round trip takes two hours or more

Visited June 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Short Strenuous Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Lovely and delighted to see almost no trash on the trail considering its popularity.
Get there early so you don't cook from the summer heat. It got increasingly crowded and warmer as we were walking back down. Above Hanging Lake is a real jewel....Spouting Rock.
Not sure this hike should include small children because of the rocky climb near the top.

Visited June 2013
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