Hanging Lake Trail

MODERATE 992 reviews

Hanging Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

[NOTE: Visitors are not allowed to enter the water or climb on the logs in the lake. Please stay on the trail and obey posted signs in this unique and fragile environment.] 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!

20 hours ago

I would rate the trail as hard. Lots of rocks and steep inclines. Great reward up top. And another waterfall 5 min walk above Hanging Lake in which is an easy hike.

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2 days ago

As beautiful as the pictures. Arrived early and got parking. Trail is rocky in parts, makes a good workout in both directions. The creek next to the trail has lots of little waterfalls.

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5 days ago

Beautiful! Very shaded. A bit crowded on this Saturday afternoon, but everyone was exceptionally polite and friendly on the trail. Recommend a walking stick and hiking boots as the trail is mainly rock stairs.

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6 days ago

walking
6 days ago

Great hike!! Stairs almost whole way! Definitely worth the climb!
I consider this hike more than moderate, but was great! We were @ trail head by 9am, dress light, you will be heated up as soon as you start:) water is a must, sturdy shoes and a walking stick are a good idea:)

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6 days ago

I love this hike. I've been doing it for 25 years now and it never gets old. a little more difficult with age. But never disappointing.

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8 days ago

There were people there of all ages. A lot of uphill climbing, but the view was definitely worth it. Parking might be difficult, but we went around noon and found parking right away. Bathrooms at entrance. Bring your own water. Camelback recommended.

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