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Hanging Lake Trail

Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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AMAZING hike!

We're a biking/hiking couple who just made out first trip to Colorado, staying a full week. We... read more

Reviewed today
jrcoale
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
Challenging but rewarding!

I'm out of shape and still pretty weak from an ACL reconstruction I had last December, but I was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crystal D
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Richmond, Virginia
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“spouting rock” (248 reviews)
“parking lot” (157 reviews)
“great hike” (131 reviews)
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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, CO
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"parking lot"
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"great hike"
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"parking spot"
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"challenging hike"
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"hiking shoes"
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"well worth the effort"
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"coming down"
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"lots of water"
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"bring water"
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"worth every step"
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"decent shape"
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"arrive early"
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Reviewed today

We're a biking/hiking couple who just made out first trip to Colorado, staying a full week. We agreed that the Hanging Lake Trail (with Spouting Rock) was the highlight of our trip. If you love gorgeous scenery, especially if hiking is an adventure you enjoy,...More

Thank jrcoale
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm out of shape and still pretty weak from an ACL reconstruction I had last December, but I was able to hike to the top in about 1 1/2 hours. Wear hiking boots, take water, and arrive very early for a parking spot (like by...More

Thank Crystal D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been trying to go here for several years and because of the very limited parking we have never been there.

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This hike is a bit strenuous if you are coming from a low altitude, it is an almost 900 foot incline, but the trail is easy to follow, and mostly rocks. Just take it slow and easy, and you will reach the top, and see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of nights in Glenwood hiking, whitewater rafting, visiting the vapor caves and walking around the village. We didn’t get to ride the Gondola to the top- next time

Thank Joy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early. Parking lot was full by 8am. Totally worth the incline. 2 hours needed. 10 year old had no difficulties.

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is not for the faint of heart (at least if you're not from CO) due to the steep incline, rocky terrain, and length; however the reward of reaching "hanging lake" and "spouting rock" at the top is priceless. Sit on a comfortable bench...More

Thank CheapSkiBum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we went (1pm on a Sunday) we were turned away for lack of parking. We returned at 9:30 on a Friday and were able to get a parking spot. It's about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile flat, paved walk from the lot...More

Thank Aethomas78
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a bit of a climb but worth it. Was there on our honeymoon over 25 yrs ago & it still the same only better.

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is steep and will definitely get your heart-rate up! It is fairly crowded but people were friendly and accommodating. The view at both Hanging Lake and Sprouting Rock are worth the effort! Note: No bathrooms or trash cans on the trail! Use the...More

Thank BobbiJo K
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548collins
12 June 2018|
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Response from ColoradoCoskier | Reviewed this property |
The trail can be challenging so everything is dependent on your level of tolerance, remember you are at elevation for high altitude which takes it's toll on you too. NO SWIMMING or BODILY CONTACT with water!!!
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Greg D
15 April 2018|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
The shuttle plan has been pushed back to summer 2019.
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