Hanging Lake is a crystal-clear, turquoise blue lake that is a short, steep, but rewarding hike that starts in Glenwood Canyon. Hanging Lake was just added to the roster of National Natural Landmarks.
This glacially formed lake suspended at the edge of Glenwood Canyon with stunning waterfalls that descend into a travertine lake full of trout and crystal clear water. It can be accessed year-round from Glenwood Canyon, with its trailhead about ten miles east of Glenwood Springs.
It’s a mile to the top and 1000 feet up, and takes about an hour and half round-trip. Five minutes beyond the lake is Spouting Rock, which is not to be missed once the lake is attained.
In 2010, the White River National Forest completed a restoration project to the Hanging Lake Trail. With improved railings and a new viewing platform, be sure to visit Glenwood Springs soon to hike the popular trail!
Hanging Lake - In the NEWS!
Six new sites, including Hanging Lake, have been added to the roster of National Natural Landmarks.
Denver Business Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2011/06/15/interiors-salazar-adds...
Background on the National Natural Landmarks program: http://www.nature.nps.gov/nnl/
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