Hike to Spouting Rock

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Distance

2.5 miles

Elevation Gain

2000 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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!

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over 3 years ago

Go Here First

If you are hiking up with a big wave of other people, take this side trail first and give people a chance to leave Hanging Lake before you go down there yourself. This is a beautiful spot, and not a lot of people go this way!

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almost 4 years ago

Top 5 Hikes

This paired with hanging lake makes for an unbelievable day, a must do if you're in Colorado!

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over 4 years 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!

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over 5 years 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!

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over 5 years ago

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

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