Hanging Lake Falls ,Colorado ,USA


Address -: Hanging Lake Falls ,White River National Forest ,Glenwood Springs, Colorado ,USA

The frame scenery is impressive; the waterfalls drop into a crystal-clear lake colored in hues of green and aquamarine, surrounded by lush pine vegetation. This lake is known as Hanging Lake.The Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. The reason for its name is that the Hanging Lake is nested on a high ledge in a narrow canyon.The shoreline of the lake is composed of travertine, created when dissolved limestone is deposited on rocks and logs. Because of the lake’s fragile shore, both swimming and fishing are prohibited in an effort to help preserve the local for future generations.
When open, the lake is reached via a trailhead located along the Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path that runs along the north side of I-70 in the bottom of the canyon.The entire hike is approximately 3.2 miles round trip, and 2 hours of hiking time. Behind the lake, hikers will discover Spouting Rock, a much larger waterfall that flows from a set of holes in the limestone cliffs of Dead Horse Canyon. a tributary of the Colorado River and ascends some 1,000 feet (300 m) in elevation for 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the trailhead to the lake.

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