Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Hanging Lake reopens May 1, 2021, after wildfire — The Know

After the twin blows of COVID-19 and a devastating wildfire last year, the iconic Hanging Lake trail in Glenwood Canyon is set to reopen for hikers on Saturday.

The popular trek to one of the most beautiful spots in the state was off limits last year until June 1, due to COVID-19. It was closed again in mid-August because of the Grizzly Creek fire, which burned more than 32,000 acres in the Glenwood Canyon area, and has not been open since. Hanging Lake itself was virtually unscathed, but the fire didn’t miss it by much.

RELATED: New photos show just how close Grizzly Creek fire came to Hanging Lake

Reservations will be required again this year, but unlike last year, there will be no shuttles from Glenwood Springs. Visitors will have the options of parking cars at the Hanging Lake rest area or riding bikes to the trailhead.

Reservations cost $12 and can be made through Visit Glenwood. As of mid-afternoon Monday, a handful of reservations were still available for Saturday.

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