The next morning, we drove to Glenwood Springs and during the 3 hour drive, we experienced what it seemed to be every type of weather there was. Every time we took a turn, the weather had changed drastically, much like the scenery of our drive. After checking in to our place for the night, we went to a local shop to rent snowshoes for our afternoon hike. We drove to Hanging Lake where you hike 1.2 miles and 1000 feet of elevation until you reach the famous sight. Luckily, a local saw us in the parking lot putting our snowshoeing gear on and warned us that it would be better to go without since all the snow was packed and the trails were narrow. We eagerly took his advice and set off to trek the snowy trails in our regular boots. It was definitely slippery and scary at some points (especially the very end where the snow was as high as the side railing so it looked like you could just slide right off), but again - the view at the end was so amazing. The lake was mostly frozen and the icy waterfalls were so beautiful. And when you looked out on the other side, it looked like a scene straight out of Narnia. Going down was even more difficult, but my husband made the most of it and turned the trail into a giant slide. I, along with other hikers we ran into, were super jealous he wore his snow pants. After managing to hike back down, we grabbed dinner at a pizza place where all the locals were watching the Superbowl. We left around halftime and went to enjoy the world's largest hot springs. It was so crazy that it was still freezing outside, but as soon as you stepped into the pool, it turned into a warm and therapeutic experience. We didn't stay for too long (you could only take so much), but we definitely enjoyed our time there.