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Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs

4.7
#2 of 9 in Parks in Glenwood Springs
Visit Hanging Lake and surround yourself with some of Colorado's spectacular natural wonders. The turquoise-colored lake lies at the end of one of the state's most scenic and popular hiking trails. From the trailhead to the lake the hike follows the Dead Horse Creek along approximately 1.9 km (1.2 mi) of terrain with a slight incline. Even though the hike is not too taxing and features resting areas and handrails, be sure to wear proper shoes and bring enough water. The lake's delicate ecosystem is under protection, so fishing, swimming, and littering are strictly prohibited, and pets must be leashed near the lake or on the hiking trail. With our international travel planner, Glenwood Springs attractions like Hanging Lake can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I have family in Colorado so I have been there many times and this hike is one of the best things I have done in the state. Being from the south, I'm not used to hiking inclines but this hike was...  more »
  • Definitely not an easy hike for beginners, but worth every step of the way. Don't forget to take the path to the left as you approach to see a beautiful waterfall. The permit system that has been put....  more »
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  • $12 to see hanging lake is a rip-off. Rather than preserve the natural wonder, they have turned it into a Disney line ride.
  • This place was beautiful and such a great hike. I went here for a travel to Colorado and was happy about visiting there.
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