New Reservation System Has Positive Reaction at Hanging Lake

A new reservation system appears to be working well at Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon. 

White River National Forest officials received five out of five stars on a shuttle service implemented in May from more than 95% of respondents. 

The system replaces a visitor parking lot with $12 shuttle rides from Glenwood Springs. 

The goal was to improve the health of the trail and lake by moderating human impact while also improving the visitor experience. 

Hanging Lake has a daily limit of 615 visitors and has reached more than 40,000 hikers since the program began earlier this year.