Hanging Lake trail has temporarily closed due to spring runoff

The popular Hanging Lake trail in Glenwood Canyon is temporarily closed because spring runoff has turned the trail into a running stream. The trail was closed Sunday after Deadhorse Creek, which flows beside the trail, overflowed its banks.

And it will continue to be closed for Memorial Day weekend. Officials of the White River National Forest are hopeful the trail can be reopened on June 3.

“The amount of water coming down the trail in many spots is really impressive,” said Eagle-Holy Cross district ranger Leanne Veldhuis, according to a news release. “There is currently no good way around the water, so we have closed the trail until the run-off lessens or our trail crew can mitigate it. We’re evaluating the situation daily.”

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