Hanging Lake is about 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs on I-70. To reach the emerald waters of this Colorado icon, you have to hike about 1.2 miles and gain over 1000 vertical feet. The hike is pretty easy, and the rewards is an amazing view of one of Colorado's most beautiful and famous waterfalls and lakes.
Hanging Lake is a popular day hike for Colorado folks and tourists, so get there early. I've visited the area twice and made the hike up in the dark, arriving just before...more »