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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.