Hanging Lake to be temporarily closed for routine trail work
Those wishing to visit Hanging Lake in early June will just have to hang on for a few days.
Hanging Lake Trail and Hanging Lake exit 125 will be closed from midnight on June 4 to midnight on June 9 for routine trail work. Forest Service personnel will work with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews to clear hazardous trees, in addition to building additional steps to the Sprouting Rock waterfall and barriers “to protect the historic resources mid-way up the trail,” according to a press release.
The trail work is necessary as Forest Service prepares for summer. Hanging Lake sees about 1,100 to 1,200 visitors during peak days.
“We are asking the public to please respect the temporary closure so the crews can get in and conduct some much needed work ahead of what we expect to be another busy 2017 season at Hanging Lake,” stated Aaron Mayville, District Ranger, in the press release. “The temporary closure gives the crews the space they need to accomplish this critical trail work safely.”
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