9. Hanging Lake, Colorado
Located on the edge of the Glenwood Canyon Cliffs, Hanging Lake is the end to one of Colorado’s most popular hiking trails. It is well worth the adventure to reach this lake, which is framed by steep cliffs and fragile flora.
Although you cannot do anything but look at the beauty of the Hanging Lake, you can take a short trip to the Spouting Rock, where water sluices over an outcrop to form a waterfall where you can cool down after your hike.