Hanging Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, CO 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.
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!
Arrived at the parking lot at around 11. It was full, and a line of cars formed behind us. There were some people coming back from their hike but their spaces were immediately taken by cars that just happened to be next to them. So we tried to park our car, but eventually couldnt make it.. very dissapointed. Changed our plan and went to hike another trail.
Great hike. Beautiful views more then amazing. If you are in Glenwood Springs you have to do this hike. Most do hike. After you get to the first waterfall don't forget to hike a little bit more for another amzing waterfall.
Challenging to death defying once we got to snow altitude. The trail was extremely slick. Our hiking sticks saved our lives
Strenuous at times but well worth it!
My Husband and I did this hike at the end of October last year. Loved it. Took our time, well worth the effort.
Worth the effort. Get an early start to beat the crush.
Way too crowded. Overhyped for what it was.
After reading the reviews listed here I found myself asking a few things, so hopefully I can help answer those for others.
Got to the trail around 4:45pm and was back to the trail head at about 6:25. Spent about 20 minutes at the top taking pictures and such. Overall, I would say, I am in decent shape and was able to do this hike relatively easily at a very expedited pace to get to the top before dark. There were alot of people on the trail coming down at this point which often made it difficult to maneuver on the trail. I would recommend getting here later in the day as most people say, I cant imagine being on this trail with hundreds of people trying to get around you. As noted by others the parking lot was quite empty at around 4:30. Just be prepared and bring a flashlight in case you arent as quick and get stuck on the trail in the dark.
You should get there early for this one but it is really a beautiful hike. Love this one
Insane. Seriously, just ridiculous. I highly recommend it for all!!
Beautiful! But if you want to park, you should get there by 6am or so. I went to the river located at the second next I70 exit from there and stayed overnight, woke up at 5am, then headed this trail. It was at around 5:45am but there were already some cars...
Not to difficult but you will be climbing uphill to reach the top. A very beautiful trail with a fantastic finish. Definitely go all the way to spouting rock and see nature working its majic. Highly recommend this hike for all skill levels!
great shady hike up a creek. parking lot gets full quickly and is manned on the weekend by the forest service. usually busy as it's amazing! the extra 500 feet to Spouting Rock is totally worth it. make a bathroom stop at the bottom as there is nowhere to go on the way or at the top!
Love it! Got married at the top!