Hanging Lake will be closed all day this Saturday September 12

September 9, 2015 – Northwest Colorado/ CDOT Region 3 - Due to extensive trail work on Saturday September 12, both the Hanging Lake trail and parking lot will be closed to the public all day.

 Staff from the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District will be assisting the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, known locally as the RFOV.  Work will include installing new benches along the trail, improving the Spouting Rock Trail above the lake, completing other improvements on the main Hanging Lake Trail and erecting barriers to protect the delicate wetland between the lake and the falls. This project is a continuation of several years work by RFOV and the Forest Service to improve conditions on the trail.

According to David Hamilton, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteer’s Director, “We could still use more volunteers on Saturday to help us continue to maintain and improve this world renowned resource.”  Those wishing to volunteer for this project will find more information at http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50413/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=83209.

Visitors are being asked to cooperate in this closure by planning ahead and picking another day to visit this popular destination on the White River National Forest. For further information contact Public Affairs Officer Bill Kight at 970-930-1178.