Hanging Lake Trail

MODERATE 493 reviews

Hanging Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

3.2 miles 1220 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Hanging Lake is near Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a fascinating place to see, high in the mountains, at the end of a hike along Deadhorse Creek and through rocky canyons. Hanging Lake located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2-4 hours. The trail is very steep with many large rocks/steps. A little work and you will find yourself at one of Colorado's most visited and beautiful short hikes!

4 days ago

Gorgeous hike with small river along side. The end is rewarding.

7 days ago

9 days ago

The best hike of my life!!! The last quarter mile is tough so pace yourself. Well worth it once you get there. Loved the chipmunks along the boardwalk at the top, they were very entertaining.

hiking
11 days ago

We went hiking with cleats due to the heavy snow. Path was well kept and the lake, which is usually surrounded by hikers taking photos, was ours to enjoy alone.

20 days ago

20 days ago

Nice hike but pretty steep

20 days ago

24 days ago

Beautiful. Enjoyed immensely because I was prepared and had the right equipment. Shoe spikes, walking poles, warm cloths and water are musts if you want to reduce risk of injury and fully enjoy this trail in the winter.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Go early, as the lot fills up.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Trail is completely snowpacked micro spikes for spikes are a must.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever finished!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

One of the best hikes that ends in a perfect serene location.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Picked the perfect day. It was cold and cloudy and only two other people joined me at the lake. The turquoise color and clarity of the water is exceptional. Well worth the effort!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was really fun. The only challenging part of this hike was the ice. Going up the slippery slope was a little sketch but in the end the view was worth it. We stayed till the sun went down and used our headlamps to hike back down. Being the last one to leave the trail was exciting.

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike, beautiful lake at the top. Crowded trail but worth it for a relaxed fun trip.

2 months ago

Beautiful atmosphere! Totally worth the hike, which can be difficult at times. Just keep going!