Hanging Lake Trail and parking lot temporarily closed, Sept. 17-22, due to maintenance
September 15, 2018
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Hanging Lake Trail and parking lot will be temporarily closed from Monday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Sept. 22, and again from Monday, Oct. 15, to Wednesday, Oct. 17, for routine parking lot and trail maintenance.
The parking lot and trail closure will begin at 8 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 16; any vehicles left in the Hanging Lake parking lot after the closure time will be subject to towing. The Hanging Lake exit ramp will be open for vehicle turn around until 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. The ramp, parking lot and trail will reopen again at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Additionally, the Glenwood Canyon bike path will be closed from the Shoshone power plant to the Bair Ranch Rest Area starting Monday, Sept. 17, through Wednesday, Sept. 19. Bikers can continue to utilize the Glenwood Canyon bike path from Glenwood Springs up to the Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant, but will need to turn around once they reach Shoshone. Bikers can also continue to utilize the bike path from the east entrance of Glenwood Canyon but will need to turn around at the Bair Ranch Rest Area.
The bike path through Glenwood Canyon will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 20, for through-bikers only, but the parking lot and Hanging Lake Trail will remain closed through Saturday, Sept. 22, for the remaining maintenance work.
"We apologize for the inconvenience," said Rick Truex, acting Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger. "The closure is in place for public safety due to heavy equipment that will be operating in the area to accomplish important maintenance work. Thank you in advance for your cooperation."
For hiking alternatives in the area, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver or Visit Glenwood at https://www.visitglenwood.com/things-to-do/trail-guide.