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Hanging Lake

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Located in Glenwood Canyon.

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It's not an easy hike, but worth it.

This is about a 1-1/4 mile hike straight up. It's not for the faint-of-heart. It is a little difficult and crowded. If you do make it to the top, you will be glad you hung in.

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Joelle B
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is about a 1-1/4 mile hike straight up. It's not for the faint-of-heart. It is a little difficult and crowded. If you do make it to the top, you will be glad you hung in.

Thank Joelle B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Gorgeous views, steep hike and can be very hard if there is snow on the ground. We have done it in March and it was fine, just don't hike in flip flops.

Thank marmishka
Fountain, CO
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I'm not in horrible shape and I found this hike difficult. 1.2 miles each way with about 1000 feet elevation gain, lots of rocks to navigate with very steep "stairs" toward the end. However, it is absolutely worth it! Hanging Lake is simply spectacular! Hubby's coworker told us to be sure and arrive at the parking lot prior to 8:00... More 

Thank marybeth523
Vail, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Nice hike, a bit strenuous for older folks but kids will have a blast. Lake and falls at the top are well worth the hike.

Thank exptraveller2014
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Amazing, nearly tropical looking lake at the end of a tough hike. Take your lunch or a snack and plenty of water.

Thank JaneRitt
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Not much changes at Hanging Lake, but the views are worth the hike every time. If you are not in good shape, this steep hike will present challenges, but people of all ages and sizes have done all or part of the trail, you can make it too! The actual trail lies 200 yards from the often full parking lot.... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This hike was steep and difficult, but we took our time and stopped along the way to enjoy the gorgeous view. After reading the reviews, I did expect it to be more difficult than it was. We are both in our 60's and from a sea level altitude and if we could do this hike, you can too! Parking is... More 

Thank travlingal51
Marysville, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Awesome experience...you gotta go here! 1.2 miles up and it is a challenging walk/climb. We are 60ish and took our time. The view was gorgeous and worth the effort. We also went a bit further above the lake to see the falls......also gorgeous. Get there early...parking is limited and there were people everywhere. Great for families , singled, or couples.... More 

Thank 175gailg
Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

A diamond in the rough! A beautiful oasis at the top of a mountain. Definitely worth the hike. The waterfalls are also a sight to see.

Heber City, Utah, United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

It really is amazing how clear the water is and how pristine this spot is with how many people visit each year. It really is a diamond in the rough.

Thank Scottloves2golf

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