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“Beautiful view when you reach the top”
Review of Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake Trail
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

There are places that are a little difficult but if you stick with it, it's worth the view. We have hiked it about 5 times now.

Thank Jacki G
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place is so beautiful. It really isn't that bad of a hike either. My husband and I were so hungover when we hiked this trail. We had a really good time in Glenwood Springs the night before, obviously! I would definitely suggest anybody to take this trail. It is really beautiful and well worth the time!

2  Thank Chester L
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

What we had hoped would be an awesome hike on Thanksgiving day ended in being iced out from reaching the top. Decked out in our hiking boots, dressed for the assent, with hiking poles in hand the ice by bridge 4 was too massive for us to reach our destination. Will return to hoke again in the warm summer or next early fall. The assent we were able to complete was incredibly beautiful. It is technical in places and hiking boots and poles needed even when not iced.

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

This trail is a tough one to hike, you need to wear good shoes or hiking boots to protect your ankles. I would recommend going early in the morning so that when your hiking up there and realize that you are in for a challenge you can just take many rest and observe all the cascading falls, trees and beauty around you. Back pack with water and a snack to help keep you fueled for the hike. Once you make it up there you can kick back and enjoy, but dont miss spouting rock. When you are headed back down you go right instead of left and back down the trail that has some railing. No matter how tired you are it is only a few feet up and well worth it. I was sore the next day and thankful for wearing hiking boots. It is also tough on the knees but it is a true treasure worth seeing.

Thank Beatrice S
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We are in our early 40's and in good shape and did the hike in 1 hour up and 45 minutes down. There is a lot of steps; and icy at the top this time of year but worth the risk. The lake was georgous and the hike up was fun and energizing.

1  Thank elle9992864
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