Hanging Lake Trail & Parking lot Closed Sept. 17-22 for Maintenance

Sept. 14, 2018 -

The Hanging Lake Trail and parking lot will be temporarily closed from Monday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 22—and again from Monday Oct. 15 through Wednesday, Oct. 17—for routine parking lot and trail maintenance.

The parking lot and trail closure will begin at 8 p.m. 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. on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Additionally, the Glenwood Canyon bike path will be closed from the Shoshone power plant to the Bair Ranch Rest Area starting from Monday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 19. Bikers can continue to use the Glenwood Canyon bike path from Glenwood Springs up to the Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant, but must turn around once they reach Shoshone. Bikers can also continue to use the bike path from the east entrance of Glenwood Canyon, but must turn around at the Bair Ranch Rest Area.

The bike path through Glenwood Canyon will reopen 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."

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