Colorado wildflowers



Hanging Lake
Glenwood Canyon

June, 2008

Elevation: 6020-7040 ft

Wildflowers found on this hike

Hanging Lake waterfalls

Hanging Lake is a beautiful blue lake at the bottom of two large waterfalls. The trail climbs up a valley, repeatedly crossing a stream on the way up. The lake is a little more than a mile from the parking lot in Glenwood Canyon, with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet. The stream was high when we hiked up, creating small, picturesque cascades over rocks all along the trail. The valley is narrow, with high, steep rock walls and great views at every turn of the trail, and it turns often. The lake at the top is a clear blue, and the waterfalls are great. After viewing the lake with its two large falls, be sure to take the side trail up to Spouting Rock Falls. The trail is shady and damp. There are

rock arch along the streamdiving bird
buttescanyon wall
wildflowers growing in the rocksSpouting Rock waterfall
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white water streamwhite water stream
view of the valley
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