Hanging Lake (2)


Statistics

  • Date - 06/23/2009
  • Elevation - < 7,000'
  • Route - Hanging Lake Trail
  • Miles - 2.6
  • Elevation Gain - 1,220'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Ed Bunk

Description

The Hanging Lake Trailhead is off of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  The trail runs along Dead Horse Creek to Spouting Rock and Hanging Lake.  I was working in the area for the week and completed this hike.  Monday night I rented a road bike and cycled up and down Glenwood Canyon.  The paved trail is 16.2 miles one way and runs along and underneath the interstate.  It was a fun ride and the first time I had ever been on a road bike.  Tuesday night I hiked to Hanging Lake.  I hadn't been there since 2006 and remember it being a great hike to a beautiful lake and waterfalls.  Ed joined me for the trip this evening after work.

Photos

Glenwood CanyonEdDead Horse CreekHikingWater FallHanging LakeEdEd below the upper water fall and Spouting Rock.Hanging Lake