Hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon

Experience the beauty of Hanging Lake with a scenic hike through Glenwood Canyon, culminating in views of a breathtaking turquoise lake and cascading waterfalls.

Last updated: May 2024

    $12.00 per person (May 1 - Oct 31), $10.00 per person (Nov 1 - Apr 30)


    More than 500 Miles from you


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  1. Reserve your hiking permit online.
  2. Arrive at the Hanging Lake Rest Area via I-70 (eastbound access only, Exit 125).
  3. Start your hike at the trailhead and follow the 1.38-mile trail up Dead Horse Creek Canyon.
  4. Cross footbridges and navigate rocky steps as you ascend.
  5. Enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls and the turquoise waters of Hanging Lake.
  6. Relax on the boardwalk at the lake.
  7. Return along the same trail to the trailhead.



1-70 East of, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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Packing List

  • Sturdy hiking footwear (avoid light sandals)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (ensure to pack out all trash)
  • Hiking poles (especially in winter for traction)
  • Warm clothing and cleats for winter months
  • Camera for capturing scenic views

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