Suspended on the edge of Glenwood Canyon‘s cliffs, the clear turquoise lake and the waterfalls that spill into it are a breathtaking sight after the rigorous uphill climb. This precious natural wonder is one we all must work together to protect by respecting the rules.
Before heading to Hanging Lake, please download the regulations. Help yourself prepare with this handy list of recommendations.
Did you know?
Hanging Lake is a rare example of a lake formed by travertine deposition! Here, the natural geologic and hydrologic processes continue to operate as they have done for thousands of years. Hanging Lake was designated a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011. Since then, its popularity has exploded and the Forest Service and their partners are implementing measures to protect this natural wonder.
Updates on Management Changes:
Utilizing collaborative partnerships, the Hanging Lake Area Management Plan has been finalized and with it a way forward to protect this unique resource. A permit and shuttle system is anticipated to begin during the 2019 summer season!
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