The Reporter Two-Way: Plan released to limit visitors to Hanging Lake

Aug 23, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service announced a management plan to limit visitors to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon.
Credit Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

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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