Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hanging Lake, Hotels and Hot Springs

About a month ago Ben and I had the opportunity to get away for our anniversary and spend a few days in Glenwood Springs. We had such a fun time riding the gondola, going through the Fairy Caves, Ben riding the Alpine Coaster, the human maze, swimming in the hot springs and hiking up to hanging lake.
The river at the start of the hike up to Hanging Lake
These two waterfalls are coming out of the rocks behind Hanging Lake.

The waterfall at Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake.

We made it!! It's an intense hike, but absolutely beautiful.

Ben and I outside the first part of the Fairy Caves

If you look closely at the left side on the top you can see a fairy in the wall.

The most developed room in the Fairy Caves.

Inside the Fairy Caves, about 250ft under ground.

Getting ready to rob a bank.

Ben on the Alpine Coaster


Honey said...

Beautiful pictures - what a cool trip! It looks like it was so much fun!

Annie said...

Me and Tommy have been wanting to do that for so long! Sounds like you guys had a great time!

James and Aimee said...

Those lakes are gorgeous! They even look tropical. I'm so glad you were able to go. Looks like you had a great time.

Jim said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful places, Lynsey. How fast does the Alpine Coaster go? You need to get Ben to write a description of that, either here on the blog or at least in an email. It looks like something that would really move!
Uncle Jim

nanajohanna said...

Wonderful pictures Lynsey! Thanks for letting me in on your trip.

Jess Berg said...

Isn't it gorgeous up there? I'm so glad you guys went! I LOVE Glenwood!

Jocie said...

Hanging Lake was one of my favorite places when I did the Glenwood Springs store. Absolutely gorgeous! And the caves was another place I loved. Thanks for the memories!!!