Hike to Spouting Rock

Colorado Hanging Lake Trailhead

Added by Korey Taylor

This beautiful waterfall spouts from a rock face and sits only 200 yards above Hanging Lake. Don't miss it!

To get to Spouting Rock you need to take the same trailhead as Hanging Lake. I made the hike in the offseason when there was still ice on the trail and using crampons were imperative. The hike to Hanging Lake is rather steep and while it's only about 1.2 miles long it takes about an hour. Once you reach the lake there is a cut off for Spouting Rock. I've seen several friends that have made the hike to Hanging Lake and didn't take the extra time to see Spouting Rock- don't make that mistake! It's an incredibly impressive waterfall coming from the middle of a huge cliff face. Depending on the time of year you can see multiple waterfalls coming out the rock face. With this only 200 yards further up the trail, don't miss it!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Daypack
  • Snacks
  • Crampons (for winter)
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Winter

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

2000 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Waterfall

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5 months ago

Must Do Side Trip

Although secondary to Hanging Lake, this little waterfall is still worth a visit (super short side trip!) while you're here. I came in the winter and the water was freezing before it reached the stream -- very cool effect!

5 months ago

about 1 year ago

Come for Hanging Lake, stick around for Spouting Rock

If you've already made the trek up to see Hanging Lake then you'll definitely want to hit this little detour to check out the waterfall that feeds the lake. Definitely a must see!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

This is a superbly unique falls and best surrounded in full summer green.

over 1 year ago

Added by Korey Taylor

The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

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