FREE Gondola – Enjoy the views during June 2024! 

We are Closed today

6/18/24

Due to High Winds

Hanging Lake

Plan a Day Hike in Glenwood Canyon

The US Forest Service is rebuilding Hanging Lake Trail Spring through Fall 2024. Hiking is closed Monday to Thursday and limited on weekends during construction. Reservations are required. Please see VisitGlenwood’s website for more information.

As an alternative, spend a day hiking around Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for cave tours, rides and other amusements. We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary all year! In June we’re offering FREE gondolaLearn more.
Or visit Iron Mountain Hot Springs!

Hike to Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake is a stunning hike that begins in Glenwood Canyon. A comfort station with restrooms and water fountains is usually visitors’ first stop. The paved path follows the Colorado River to the trailhead and offers picture-perfect red-rock canyon views. Though the trail is short, just 1.2 miles (1.9 km), it’s steep, so take your time and wear study footwear. Enroute, you’ll follow the trail along the creek, scramble over boulder fields and walk along loamy foot paths. Wooden bridges add charm along the way. The final ascent is steep and many, especially those with young children, are grateful for the handrail. As you round the final bend, you’ll step onto a boardwalk that surrounds and protects the edge of the pristine mountain lake. Remember to practice leave no trace principles. Take plenty of time to enjoy the view of the three cascading waterfalls and lake. For a little more physical effort, follow the signs to Spouting Rock which ranges from a torrent to a trickle depending on water flow. Notice the hanging gardens of ferns and other foliage in the micro-climate of the falls.

Purchase a Permit to Hike Hanging Lake

In order to preserve the pristine natural environment, create a pleasant hiking experience for all and prevent overuse, permits are required to hike to Hanging Lake. Visit the Visit Glenwood Permits & Information page to book your permit or call 970-384-6309. A portion of the $12 per person fee goes to trail maintenance and education.

Beyond Our Mountain-Top Theme Park

Because Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park believes the adventure should continue beyond your visit to America’s only mountaintop theme park, we encourage visitors to hike to Hanging Lake and explore the many other things-to-do in Glenwood Springs.

Free Gondola

During the month of June 2024, check out the scene for free! Experience panoramic views of our spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery from the top of Iron Mountain.

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Gondola

$35

(online price $30)

Gondola/
Caves

$55

(online price $50)

Funday

$84

(online price $79)

Please note- the park is now closed through June 19th

For an unplanned Xcel energy project to upgrade critical energy systems in western Colorado. We truly regret this inconvenience. The park will reopen Thursday, June 20th at 9am.

FREE Gondola – Enjoy the views during June 2024!