GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Hanging Lake will likely remain closed to hikers for some time due to the Grizzly Creek Fire burning in Glenwood Canyon. The fire grew to 30,719 acres on Monday morning. It began on Aug. 10.

U.S. Forest Service officials say images taken last week show the fire burned above the lake but spared the lake and waterfall, although how much drainage from the fire is in the lake is unknown.

READ MORE: Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'

Hanging Lake Aug. 19, 2020 (credit: US Forest Service)

READ MORE: Denver City Council Plans Final Vote On Flavored Tobacco Ban

The fire did burn through some of the lower trail but just how much the area has been impacted is unclear. The Forest Service hasn’t been able to determine when they will be able to evaluate all the damage near the lake.

RELATED: Grizzly Creek Fire: Officials Reopen Interstate 70 Through Glenwood Canyon On ‘Limited’ Basis

MORE NEWS: CPW Begins Wildlife Surveys From Low-Altitude Helicopter

Hanging Lake Aug. 19, 2020 (credit: US Forest Service)

Jennifer McRae