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Over 6,000 people reserved to visit Hanging Lake this season; reservations still available

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Over 6,180 individuals have reserved and secured permits to visit Hanging Lake ahead of the 2019 peak-season which begins on May 1, 2019. The numbers are attributed to the successful launch of the online reservation system and responsive visitor information services, a key focus of partner efforts over the past few weeks.

At Visit Glenwood Springs, we are pleased that the implementation of the reservation system has been a smooth process. The feedback from visitors has been very positive,” stated Lisa Langer, Director of Tourism Promotion for Visit Glenwood.

There is still plenty of opportunity to secure a reservation to visit Hanging Lake throughout the peak season (May 1 – Oct. 31). To date, July is the most popular month to reserve a permit to hike to Hanging Lake, a trend reflected in prior year’s visitation numbers. Data indicates the majority of people making reservations are coming from the Front Range of Colorado; however, hundreds of out-of-state visitors have also reserved their permits to visit this treasured Colorado location. The Hanging Lake Express shuttle will officially begin to deliver hikers to the trailhead for the season on May 1.

“Once again, people are proving just how much they love Hanging Lake, and we’ve been overjoyed with the public response to the reservation system,” said Aaron Mayville, District Ranger. “We look forward to the shuttle launching in May and to the positive changes that we’ve worked hard to put in place.”

To make a reservation and for more information go to visitglenwood.com.


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]