Hanging lake - Member Hike

Hike Name: Hanging lake
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: Glenwood Springs
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: The trailhead can be somewhat tricky to find now that the Interstate highway bypasses part of the canyon by going through the Hanging Lake Tunnel. One can only get to the trailhead when heading eastbound on I-70. This means that if you are traveling westbound on I-70 you must actually pass Hanging Lake (while in the tunnel) and exit at the Grizzly Creek rest area (and trailhead) several miles to the west. At Grizzly Creek, exit the highway, turn left and immediately turn left again so that you are now on the on ramp to I-70 eastbound. Pass the exit to Shoshone and several miles later you will get off the highway at the exit marked Hanging Lake (just before you would enter the tunnel - eastbound - if you had not left the highway). The parking area is well taken care of as it serves a dual purpose of rest area and trailhead.
Total Hike Distance: 1.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: 6xxx
Hike Ends: 7000
Trails Used: Hanging Lake Spouting Rock Trail Head
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes
Management: None
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: 1st part of hike starts on paved boke path. The hike starts up quick and keeps your heart rate up the whole hike. This trail is also VERY heavily used. The trail is very easy to navigate and stya on. Once you are at hanging lake you can take a sside trek to spouting rock. It is worth the extra 5 minute, or so, hike up.



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