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Hanging Lake Reservations available April 1


The City of Glenwood Springs and the Forest Service partnership for Hanging Lake is pleased to announce reservations for a permit to visit Hanging Lake will be available for purchase on April 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at

Online reservations will need to be made via a credit card. Reservations can also be made by calling 970-384-6309; groups of 20 or more need to call the Hanging Lake information line to make their reservation. Additionally, reservations can also be made in-person starting on May 1, 2019 at the Hanging Lake Welcome Center. The Hanging Lake Welcome Center will be located at 110 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs, next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Reservations for a permit to visit Hanging Lake will cost $12 per person. The 2019 Hanging Lake shuttle season will run from May 1 – October 31, daily, from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Shuttles will depart from the Hanging Lake Welcome Center and drop visitors off at the Hanging Lake trailhead. Visitors can plan for three hours of hiking and recreation time from the time they are dropped off at the trailhead until they are picked up. If visitors would like to shorten or extend their time at Hanging Lake, they can be placed on standby for an earlier or later shuttle back to the Hanging Lake Welcome Center.

Those wishing to bike/hike to Hanging Lake still need to make a reservation for a permit on A percentage of permits have been set aside for an ‘early-bird’ biking reservation special and will be available for a special rate of $9.50 from April 1 through May 1, or until ‘early-bird’ reservations fill up. The ‘early-bird’ rate is good for any date during the 2019 season.

Hanging Lake is open year-round. Those who visit Hanging Lake in the off-peak season (November 1 – April 30) will still need to obtain a permit through the reservation system for $10. During the off-peak season, visitors can bike or drive their personal vehicles to the trailhead as shuttles will not be provided during the off-peak season.

Visit Glenwood Springs has developed the new Hanging Lake logo and branded materials for the new reservation system and Hanging Lake conservation efforts. The new branded materials will be prominent at the Hanging Lake Welcome Center and at other partner locations.


Lisa Langer, Director of Tourism Promotion, 970-230-9035, [email protected]

Sarah O’Brien, Public Information, City of Glenwood Springs, 970-384-6441, [email protected]

Kate Jerman, Public Affairs, Forest Service, 970-945-3271, [email protected]