Hanging Lake Trail

51871 Hwy 6
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

This steep, scenic trail travels from the bottom of Glenwood Canyon up through Deadhorse Creek Canyon to Hanging Lake. Switchbacks accommodate the rise in elevation, shortcutting them promotes erosion. There are several rest stops along the way. Some parts of the trail are rocky, especially in the beginning and at the end where the trail has steep stairs carved into the canyon cliff rock. The trail ends on a boardwalk around the lake. This travertine lake is extemely sensitve, so special regulation apply. Please do not step off the boardwalk.There is a short offshoot from the trail before the boardwalk that leads to Spouting Rock, where for centuries water has dissolved a passage through the limestone to exit out of a sheer cliff wall as a spectacular waterfall.
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