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How to get there:
Travel west of Eagle on I-70 to the Grizzly Creek exit (121) in Glenwood Canyon. After exiting, get back on the highway going eastbound to the Hanging Lake exit. The trail begins 1/4 mile east of the rest area on the left just before the bridge.
- From I-70/C470
- 148 miles 2 hr 30 mins
9/2021 The Forest Service has released information that Hanging Lake Trail will be closed for the rest of the peak-season and likely beyond. The announcement followed a trail assessment that found significant damage and issues resulting from debris flows during intense rain storms in late July over the Grizzly Creek burn scar.
In General: $12 Permit Required
This short, steep, scenic trail climbs up through Deadhorse Creek Canyon, gaining 936′ in elevation in 1.2 miles, to spectacular Hanging Lake.
Don’t miss the short offshoot from the trail before the boardwalk that leads to Spouting Rock, where water exits out of a sheer cliff wall as a spectacular waterfall.