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Recreational Infrastructure

Hanging Lake Trail Reconstruction, White River National Forest, Garfield County, Colorado

January 1, 2024

Hanging Lake is an iconic and popular historic tourist destination located within the White River National Forest. In late July of 2021, a debris flow originating from the Grizzly Creek fire burn scar significantly damaged the Deadhorse Creek drainage, including the hiking trail. The debris flow covered major trail sections, swept away bridges, downed trees, and buried the trail in mud, boulders, and logs. Following the debris flows, White River National Forest (WRNF) staff, the National Forest Foundation (NFF), and our partners have developed plans to construct a more sustainable and resilient trail to match this world-class destination and plan for the next 100 years.

The NFF is seeking a team of experts to repair, restore, and reconstruct the Hanging Lake Trail. Work includes but is not limited to; trail construction and reconstruction, replacement of 7 existing bridges, installing a boardwalk at Spouting Rock, stabilization of the historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) shelter, stream restoration, replacement of wayfinding and interpretive signage, and construction of an improved trailhead.


Responses should be emailed by January 1, 2024.


Emily Kasyon, [email protected]