The Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs will be closed Saturday as the US Forest Service cleans it up.
Volunteers from Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will have its annual Hanging Lake Trail work day to help the Forest Service with maintenance.
Saturday's work includes installing chain for the barrier posts to protect the Spouting Rock sensitive habitat, removing graffiti from resting benches, bridges and rock walls along the trail, installing a composite board on the benches at the lake to prevent water bottles and other personal items from falling into the creek
“Graffiti is a huge problem up there and we rely on groups like the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to help us keep Hanging Lake looking as it should,” Aaron Mayville, Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger said.
Approximately 130,000 visitors climb the 1.2 miles to see the lake every year.
Colorado Department of Transportation will physically close exit 125 and the off-ramp.
For more information about the management of Hanging Lake contact the Eagle-Holy Cross District Office at 970-827-5715.
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