Hanging Lake, Colorado (Explored)

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Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The lake is reached via a trailhead located near I-70 in the bottom of the canyon. The trail follows Dead Horse Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River.

History

Early tales of the discovery of the lake tells of a man searching for gold in the canyon when the Colorado River was called the Grand River. The man found a dead horse at the opening of a gulch (the possible origin of Dead Horse Gulch). When he followed the gulch up through the steep hillside through the canyon he came around the backside of the lake. This is how he first saw the small bowl-like basin hanging onto the cliffs below.

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  1. a.e.wolf [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

    You've captured Colorado colors at their best!

    colorful colorado

    Please share your beautiful photo with
    :::: Colorful Colorado ::::

  2. Wandy Sosa 78 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is really nie!

  3. GiulyGiuly (away) 78 months ago | reply

    Bellissima la luminosità, i colori ed i riflessi!!

  4. CapturedByGrace07 [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

    This is another place I have yet to experience. Maybe next summer. That's one heck of a hike up there, I've heard. Great shot.

  5. Shep! 76 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Spirit of the American West!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  6. -= Michael =- 70 months ago | reply

    where exactly in colorado is this! seriously ive lived in CO for 17 yrs, never been here and i must go!! great shot

  7. marlenells 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Verde e Amarelo - Green and Yellow - Vert et Jaune, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. martinae 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called dare to swim, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. guy.mccarthy 66 months ago | reply

    I saw this great photo in
    Verde e Amarelo - Green and Yellow

    Nos gustaría contar con esta fotografía en el grupo / Please consider adding your photograph to the group
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  10. Liesl Marelli 65 months ago | reply

    remarkable photo!!

    I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave

  11. flutterbydragonfly 57 months ago | reply

    Hello! Gorgeous photo! Can you share where this place is? I live in Colorado also and would love to photograph this place.

    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

  12. swirey 53 months ago | reply

    this in Colorado? Dude! I love Colorado!

  13. ~*THAT KID RICH*~ (BUSY) 52 months ago | reply

    Your pic reflects natures beauty.
    You are invited to add it to
     *NATURES BEAUTY*
    *NATURES BEAUTY*

    **VERY NICE!!!!!**

  14. swirey 47 months ago | reply

    this is beautiful! looks just like plitvice! i cant wait to see this! when is the most water?

  15. swirey 46 months ago | reply

    i love the color of the water!

  16. Loco Steve 45 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Glenwood Canyon Colorado, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. Mickimarie 45 months ago | reply

    Well done! This is a stunningly beautiful location, but so hard to capture the majesty. You've done it.

  18. outdoorPDK 34 months ago | reply

    Awesome capture!

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