Hangin’ Out on Hanging Lake Trail

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For active family hikes, I would recommend Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, CO. It starts off with a short cement sidewalk for about 1/4 of a mile.

For active family hikes, I would recommend Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, CO. It starts off with a short cement sidewalk for about 1/4 of a mile. Then, a canopy of trees appear and you begin the trek on dirt. Thankfully, most of the hike is shaded by the tall foliage. A plus for rocks is there is a stone shaped like a chair which is surprisingly comfortable.

 

Hanging Lake Trail is very steep and steps appear often. The elevation is 1,000 feet in 1.2 miles (one way). At the top, it gives you a well worth award. There are two waterfalls and a crystal clear lake. The waterfalls are around thirty feet high. You can hike up another extra trail to three more waterfalls. Two of these waterfalls shoot out the face of a large rock, making the little 100 foot hike up to Sprouting Rock rewarding, too.

 

I would not recommend this hike to children under 8, older adults, or people at any age with bad knees.