Forest Service considers limiting number of visitors to Hanging Lake

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Forest Service has announced a proposal to limit the number of daily visitors to Hanging Lake.

The proposed Hanging Lake Area Management Plan would set a limit of 615 visitors per day at the national natural landmark.

The lake typically gets as many as 1,200 visitors a day during the summer, according to the Post-Independent.

“Situated in the narrow, rugged and scenic Glenwood Springs Canyon, this ‘bucket list’ site and hike has gained so much popularity to the point of creating congestion, overcapacity and safety issues,” the Forest Service said in a statement issued Tuesday.

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