GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Surveys indicate that most hikers to a popular scenic Colorado lake say they don’t think the trail is too crowded. The Post Independent reported Sunday that a survey conducted of 1,100 people after they hiked to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon shows that more than 95% did not think it was overcrowded.

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May was the first month access to the site has been limited to 615 visitors per day under a management plan that aimed to reduce crowding and protect the ecosystem.

Hanging Lake (credit: Young Kim)

The Forest Service and Glenwood Springs contracted H2O Ventures to operate a shuttle and reservation system for the site.

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Ken Murphy of H2O says the shuttle drops off no more than 44 people at the trailhead every 45 minutes, so the crowd spreads out as they hike.

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