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Nick Macek
(aklarktonrar) - F

Locale: Great Lakes Area
Hanging Lake Trail on 06/27/2008 15:01:12 MDT Print View

Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
2.4 miles round trip
1,150 feet climb

Not an ultralight backpacking trip, but a great day hike.

We past this trail last year on our annual trip to Utah because it was to late at our time of arrival. This May, we made it our goal to arrive on time and hike the trail. Starting off from a parking lot, the trail head immediately climbs away from the parking lot. On the way up you can see some great views of Glenwood Canyon. Near the top the trail was steepest and there was some ice on the trail making it a difficult section. Within 300 feet; from the lake, there is a sign marking the way to Sprouting Rock, the waterfall which feeds Hanging Lake. The lake itself is spectacular, and one could sit and admire it for some time. The log in the center is also walkable to the middle of the lake. We made sure to hike up to the Sprouting Rock and it was awesome. By following the creek from Sprouting Rock and another short trail, I was able to get up above the lake over one of the waterfalls. It was great. The pictures do not give the area justice as it is one of those places you just have to see for yourself.

The trailhead sign at the parking lot.

The towering cliffs of Glenwood Canyon

The trail

Hanging Lake

An Excellent Reward!

Sprouting Rock

Up above the Hanging Lake

Edited by aklarktonrar on 06/27/2008 15:42:35 MDT.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Hanging Lake Trail on 06/27/2008 16:39:23 MDT Print View

Nick,

Great pictures, espcially of the waterfall and lake.

The color of the water is amazing.

What time of year was it?

In a rain storm the waterfalls must be something to behold.

-Tony

Nick Macek
(aklarktonrar) - F

Locale: Great Lakes Area
Re: Time of Year on 06/27/2008 16:53:29 MDT Print View

We go to Utah annually in May.
It was early in the month too, first week maybe.
I've been on 2 of the group's 20 annual trips now.
I'll post the pictures/report from Coyote Gulch soon, it was our location for 2008.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
More Photo Trip Report Postings Needed on 06/27/2008 17:40:56 MDT Print View

Nick,

The more post the better and extra kudos if you can put some captions under them to share in trip about the conditions....tell your story!

Nothing like being able to see the places that others have been.

As they say, "Photo is worth a 1,000 words."

Looking forward to your future post.

-Tony