Reservations for a permit to visit Hanging Lake will cost $12 per person. The 2019 Hanging Lake shuttle season will run from May 1 – October 31, daily, from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Shuttles will depart from the Hanging Lake Welcome Center and drop visitors off at the Hanging Lake trailhead. Visitors can plan for three hours of hiking and recreation time from the time they are dropped off at the trailhead until they are picked up. If visitors would like to shorten or extend their time at Hanging Lake, they can be placed on standby for an earlier or later shuttle back to the Hanging Lake Welcome Center.


Those wishing to bike/hike to Hanging Lake still need to make a reservation for a permit A percentage of permits have been set aside for an ‘early-bird’ biking reservation special and will be available for a special rate of $9.50 from April 1 through May 1, or until ‘early-bird’ reservations fill up. The ‘early-bird’ rate is good for any date during the 2019 season. 


Hanging Lake is open year-round. Those who visit Hanging Lake in the off-peak season

Visit Glenwood Springs has developed the new Hanging Lake logo and branded materials for the new reservation system and Hanging Lake conservation efforts. The new branded materials will be prominent at the Hanging Lake Welcome Center and at other partner locations.