Today we went for quite the climb, but it was so worth it.
Along I-70, just east of Glenwood Spring Colorado is a lake. The lake is along a geologic fault that "fell" away from its valley above it and hangs on the side of the mountain.
Its a pretty steep hike up, with some rather scary stairs at the end. It was a hot and thirsty hike but, wow, the lake is so amazing.
There is a bunch of little native fish in the lake and the water is crystal clear. It's also a pretty busy place. We had gone on a weekend and this is (understandably) a popular hike. I wish I had scheduled my visit better, it was hard to get good shots in.
Still, this is a great day hike, even with the crowds. The area is just that spectacular.
Parking was pretty easy but the hike is steep and you really need to bring a lot of water.
I love the wind Mom -
-particularly the snarly kind that rattles windows and causes a ruckus. But it is 2am now :(
Looking through my last I70 drive through CO. Hanging Lake, a good hike to break up the drive (although the entire section of I70 is lovely through there)