I-70 to the Hanging Lake picnic area approximately 5 miles east of Glenwood Springs. From the parking lot, take the 1.2 mile trail that climbs 1,020 feet to Hanging Lake.
Spring runoff feeds the numerous rivulets running down the stream to the Colorado River. Later, in summer, only the best fed will still run, and only at a fraction of their spring pace. This is only one of dozens of opportunities along the Hanging Lake trail to stop and take long shutter exposures for milky water.