The Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake in Colorado. Early tales of the discovery of the lake tell of a man searching for gold in the canyon. The man found a dead horse at the opening of a gulch (the possible origin of the name of Dead Horse Gulch). When he followed the gulch up through the steep hillside through the canyon he came around the back side of the lake. This is how he first saw the small bowl-like basin hanging onto the cliffs below.

Joshuahicks, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Joshuahicks, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Zach Dischner, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3 thoughts on “The Hanging Lake

  1. I have actually hiked up there a few times (Used to live about 40 miles from this area) and it is a really cool spot. It was nearly burned in the “Grizzly Creek” fire last year, but managed to survive.

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