Colorado Trails

Hanging Lake Permit System Delayed Until 2019

The fee-based permit and shuttle system planned for the popular dayhike won't be implemented this summer after all.

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Hanging Lake hikers will have one more summer of unrestricted access (and likely, crowding), the Forest Service announced. Officials say they are still working on the plan to implement a fee-based reservation and permit system for Hanging Lake, as well as a mandatory shuttle to solve parking problems at the Glenwood Springs-area trail.