Dead Horse Creek below Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA.
Dead Horse Creek below Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, USA. From the trailhead 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs along Interstate 70, follow the Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path east then ascend Dead Horse Creek (a tributary of the Colorado River), for 4 miles round trip gaining 1200 feet, including the nice side trip to Spouting Rock falls. Dissolved carbonate minerals color its water turquoise. The fragile shoreline is travertine, created when dissolved limestone from the Mississippian Period Leadville Formation is deposited in layers on rocks and logs. The shallow bed of Hanging Lake formed on a fault line where the valley floor above sheared and dropped.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download