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Hanging Lake reservations already top 6,100 people

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement its new management plan for the Hanging Lake area this spring, including a shuttle service for access to be operated by the city of Glenwood Springs under contract with H2O Ventures.
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Over 6,180 individuals have reserved and secured permits to visit Hanging Lake ahead of the 2019 peak season, which begins May 1. 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,” said 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, a trend reflected in visitation numbers from prior years.

Data indicates the majority of people making reservations are coming from the Front Range. Hundreds of out-of-state visitors have also reserved their permits to visit. The Hanging Lake Express shuttle will begin to deliver hikers to the trailhead 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,” District Ranger Aaron Mayville said. “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 http://www.visitglenwood.com.