Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hanging Lake Hike

It's been long overdue, but we finally made it to Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, CO. Once we got there, the parking was full as it usually is on weekends! When we finally got to the trailhead, we noticed this sign. It's a bit misleading since there were many kids and many families carrying young ones so "difficult" does not really apply.

The hike is about a 1000 ft ascend and is about 1.1 miles one way. The views are very nice and the pictures below do not do it justice!

The forecast was for 92 degrees, but we lucked out as going up a passing storm went by and dropped some rain which made it much cooler.

Here are some pictures from the beginning of the trail.
For the most part, the trail consists of rock, but there are some areas where it's either gravel or dirt.

Some nice views of Glenwood Canyon are visible from the trail as well.

At the top, there is a nice view of a waterfall. Going a bit past it to Spouting Rock yields a nice waterfall and can cool you off!

No comments :

Post a Comment