09 October, 2017

Hanging Lake and Hot springs - Glenwood Springs, CO, USA

Glenwood Springs is a beautiful resort city in Colorado Rockies with many attractions like hot springs, caverns, Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake and Glenwood Caverns adventure park. We visited this place in summer. Glenwood Springs is also a good place for rafting and water adventures in Summer. 

Hanging Lake

Let me tell you about the most famous place here - Hanging Lake. Hanging lake is designated as National Natural Landmark. It is located in Glenwood Canyon at an elevation of 7323 ft. The turquoise waters in this lake lure tourists to this difficult hike. 
Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake trail is 2.4 miles round trip trail with uneven paths. There are footbridges over river crossings and summer season is the best time to hike. There are steep paths and dangerous sections of the trail which need more caution. It might take 2 to 5 hrs as per our energy levels to reach the lake and return back. 
View from the trail



Waterfall near Hanging Lake
The amazing views on the way, the gushing creek sideways, the green lake at the end and a waterfall near the lake make the hike 100%  worth. But, it is difficult to walk this trail with kids below 6 years. It is essential that we carry at least 3 bottles of water and snacks as there are no facilities at the Hanging Lake. 














Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs is famous for many natural mineral hot springs.  There is also a place called 'Yampah spa' which is an underground vapor cave. Ute Indians used this place for healing and rituals. This place offers therapeutic steam naturally. 
View of Colorado River from Iron Mountain hot springs

We visited Iron Mountain Hot springs which are located alongside the Colorado River. This place has 16 natural mineral hot spring soaking pools of temperatures ranging from 99 to 108 Fahrenheit. A dip in the hot pool for even 5 mins seemed very relaxing. 
Glenwood hot springs pool from Google images labeled with non commercial reuse


A trip to Glenwood Caverns and Glenwood cavern adventure park are also good if visiting with kids. Glenwood adventure park is the only mountain-top adventure park in North America and the alpine coaster there is Colorado's largest. Glenwood Canyon on the way to Denver is very good too. 
Glenwood Canyon from Google images labeled for non commercial reuse
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22 comments:

Nidhi Garg said...

love the pictures and description

Rashmi Raj said...

Wow! I love this beauty that you have captured in the lens. Makes one want to reach out and put a hand in the water :)

sulekkha said...

I have always wanted to visit a natural mineral hot spring. Loved your descriptions and the lovely pictures.

meha sharma said...

Wow! The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful.

The Mum Story said...

Seems like a great place. Thank you for sharing about it.

Parul said...

Looks like a great place. That name itself is so cool - hanging lake. wow! The falls must be so cool to experience. :)

Reema D'souza said...

The hanging lake looks amazing! So does the waterfall!

tulika singh said...

What an intriguing name - a hanging lake. Love those pictures. I can just imagine how much fun the kids would have in those waterfalls.

Vinitha said...

What a an amazing place! All the pictures are so beautiful. You can’t help but fall in love with this lovely place. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous pictures and wonderful description of your travel account, Mahathi.

Nupur said...

Your pictures and description makes me yearn for travel. Enjoyed your blog

Nut-a-tut said...

What beautiful pics. Which camera did you use?

mahathi ramya A said...

Thanks Nidhi.

mahathi ramya A said...

Exactly Rashmi. Hanging lake is beautiful.

mahathi ramya A said...

In Colorado, we have many natural hot springs Sulekha. Thanks.

mahathi ramya A said...

Thanks Meha.

mahathi ramya A said...

My pleasure :-) @Themumstory

mahathi ramya A said...

Ya Parul. Loved the falls.

mahathi ramya A said...

Thanks Reema.

mahathi ramya A said...

Yes Tulika but the trail was too difficult for kids.

mahathi ramya A said...

Thanks Vinitha.

mahathi ramya A said...

Iam glad if it inspires you to travel Nupur. Traveling is refreshing to our minds.

mahathi ramya A said...

I use my phone samsung galaxy s6. Perks of a good phone 😊

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