Officials with the United States Forest Service say Hanging Lake will be closed “the rest of the season and possibly beyond,” because of major damage caused by mudslides and historic rains through the Grizzly Creek Burn scar
A timeline for its reopening was not given, but officials said it likely won’t open this season, and it’s now likely to be closed next season as well.
“Unfortunately, when our crews surveyed the trail, we found significant damage. Bridges have been completely destroyed or severely damaged and there are mudslides blocking large sections of the trail. The Hanging Lake Trail is not safe and impassable in some areas and will remain closed for the foreseeable future,” said White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams.
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