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!
- Crampons (for winter)
- Sturdy hiking shoes
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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!
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!
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