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US Forest Service plans shuttle service to Hanging Lake

Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 19:48:19-04

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with the city of Glenwood Springs to offer a seasonal shuttle service and a year-round reservation system to a popular Colorado tourist destination.

The Post Independent reports the Forest Service says details of the transportation and reservation systems for Hanging Lake are still being worked out, but it expects shuttles to begin running in May 2019.

According to the Forest Service, the number of daily visitors to the scenic lake in Glenwood Canyon will be capped at 615 people under the Hanging Lake Management Plan, which has been in the works for years.

The Forest Service says the plan aims to better protect resources, manage vehicle and pedestrian congestion, and improve safety.

Glenwood Springs is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) west of Hanging Lake.