Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon is one of Colorado’s most popular hikes, and overuse is causing degradation to the fragile ecosystem. The U.S. Forest Service released a plan yesterday for how to manage visitors at the trail. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy discusses details of the plan with producer Christin Kay.
The plan sets a cap of 615 hikers per day on the trail, year-round, as well as a mandatory shuttle during peak season from May to October. There will be a fee-based reservation system to limit the number of people on the trail, and Forest Service District Ranger Aaron Mayville said this will be enforced by a ranger at the trailhead.
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