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Hanging Lake - Things to Know Before Visiting

Hanging Lake, Colorado 81601, USA

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About Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake is an amazing example of a lake formed by travertine deposition. It’s also a great example of a hanging garden plant community. When open, the lake is reached via a trailhead located along the Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path that runs along the north side of I-70 in the bottom of the canyon. The trail follows Dead Horse Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. It’s very popular on summer and fall weekends.


Attractions Near Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake trail head
Hanging Lake trail head1.31km from Hanging Lake

The trail to Hanging Lake is a steep and rocky 1.2 mile scenic trail climbs 1,000 feet up from the bottom of Glenwood Canyon up through Deadhorse Creek Canyon to Hanging Lake. This National Natural Landmark features awe-inspiring scenery and gentle waterfalls! The Hanging Lake trail is a backcountry hike. At the beginning and end of the hiking trail it is steep, rugged and rocky. In just over a mile, the trail gains elevation of 1200 feet.

High Canyon Adventures
High Canyon Adventures5.36km from Hanging Lake

High Canyon Adventures and Bair Ranch offer an authentic Western Colorado ranch experience for families and groups. You can stay on 5,500 acres of private gated open space in the beautiful Glenwood Canyon. At the ranch you will get an authentic experience, not a commercial campground experience. You will have a private experience, not a public experience.

Grizzly Creek Rest Area
Grizzly Creek Rest Area6.84km from Hanging Lake
Glenwood Springs Zipline Adventures - Colorado Adventure Center

Glenwood Springs's Colorado Adventure Center is the great place to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter. You can experience the breathtaking sights of Colorado while zipping high above the Colorado River with Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures. You will see Colorado at new heights while flying through the Glenwood Canyon.

Glenwood Canyon Hiking Biking Trail
Glenwood Canyon Hiking Biking Trail11.59km from Hanging Lake

The Glenwood Canyon trail is a paved path that begins at the No Name Rest Area along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon and stretches all the way through the canyon to the Sloan/Dotsero trailhead 14 miles to the east. The trail is especially popular with bicyclists of all ages but it also sees a lot of use from runners and hikers.

Cliffhanger Roller Coaster
Cliffhanger Roller Coaster11.77km from Hanging Lake

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster a great ride, which at 7100 feet in elevation just happens to be highest elevation roller coaster in North America. Itis a steel roller coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Originally located at Celebration City in Branson, Missouri.

Where is Hanging Lake

Discover More Attractions in Garfield County, Where Hanging Lake Is Located

Garfield County
Garfield County
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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado.It has many popular attractions, including Glenwood Hot Springs,Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, making it well worth a visit.

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