Hanging Lake Trail

MODERATE 538 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 best used 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!

hiking
2 days ago

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2 days ago

Beautiful view at the top. we wore yak-tracks for the the snowy parts and it definitely came in handy. Don't do this hike with tennis shoes or it will be very slippery at spots and they will get muddy. Was pretty steep at some spots. I would say somewhat kid friendly as there were some kids there who were slipping and sliding everywhere.

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing hike. Short in length but steep most of the way. About halfway up, at least for now, you will see a good bit of ice and snow. Because of this you will encounter two difficult spots near the top. Bring yak tracks or something similar if you go within the next week or so. They came in handy today. No matter what, it is worth the effort. The lake is spectacular. Truly. Be sure to also do the spur trail at top to the waterfall. It is short with a huge payoff.

3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

a must if you are not in a hurry.

hiking
4 days ago

The hike is worth it when you get to the top. There are some icy parts and can be pretty difficult towards the end.

6 days ago

Be careful with the ice.!!!

7 days ago

Difficult because of ice but enjoyed the challenge.

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hiking
12 days ago

This is a short but fairly steep hike. Beautiful scenery at the top...don't miss Spouting Rock. It was in the low 60s the day we went but still very icy. Definitely recommend Yak Traks until the ice melts. Glad we read the AllTrails description in advance...dogs are not allowed. Heavily trafficked...I gave it four stars because there were so many people on the trail.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

16 days ago

Beautiful and fun!

hiking
17 days ago

This hike was gorgeous, harder than expected with the steep incline and ice/rock/mud combinations. Can be a little scary towards the top with the shaky railing and ice, but definitely worth the views and untouched beauty of the lake!

hiking
21 days ago