Saturday morning we headed back to Glenwood Springs to hike up to Hanging Lake, a Colorado favorite. Apparently, a thousand others had the same idea. After a half hour of trying to find a parking spot, we ditched the idea and headed to Carbondale. Happy to get away from the crowd, I guided Woody to a trailhead off the beaten path and down an eight mile dirt road. This one had to have parking!
I have to say, this was probably my most favorite family hike. Every single part of the trail was gorgeous. From the wildflowers to the quaking aspens just starting to turn yellow. The grand views of Mt. Sopris were magnificent too. Best of all, the girls didn’t complain at all (I think the gummy bears and Swedish fish helped). Unfortunately, storm clouds rolled dangerously close when we reached the first lake, so our trip was cut a little short. We made good time getting down the mountain before the rain poured.