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Recommended Routes in Twin Lakes - 9

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Favorite Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert

8.9 mi 14.4 km 4,410' Up 1344.26 m Up 4,410' Down 1344.07 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Sayres Mountain hides behind columbines in the early morning shade.
Difficult

La Plata Peak Out and Back

9.4 mi 15.1 km 4,276' Up 1303.2 m Up 4,276' Down 1303.18 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite A lone hiker enjoys the solitude and fall colors on the south approach to Mount Elbert.
Difficult

Black Cloud Trail

10.9 mi 17.5 km 5,023' Up 1531.13 m Up 5,023' Down 1530.98 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Camp during a BelOxMis weekend.
Difficult

Belford and Oxford

10.9 mi 17.5 km 5,670' Up 1728.35 m Up 5,670' Down 1728.32 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite The final cairn!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert Loop

14.5 mi 23.3 km 4,913' Up 1497.4 m Up 4,920' Down 1499.69 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite A great view of the three apostles basin.
Intermediate/Difficult

Southern Cross CDT to CT Loop

84.4 mi 135.9 km 18,650' Up 5684.63 m Up 18,649' Down 5684.32 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Camp during a BelOxMis weekend.
Difficult

Missouri Mountain

10.9 mi 17.5 km 4,399' Up 1340.95 m Up 4,400' Down 1340.98 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Inter-Laken Resort
Intermediate

Inter Lakin Trail From Trailhead to Interlakin Historical Resort

4.8 mi 7.7 km 309' Up 94.31 m Up 311' Down 94.89 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Beautiful fall day
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Willis Gulch Trail

11.2 mi 18.1 km 3,016' Up 919.34 m Up 3,016' Down 919.3 m Down

Leadvil…, CO

Twin Lakes Hiking

  • 433 Miles 696 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 22 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Twin Lakes - 23

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO 17 
17.8 mi 28.6 km #2CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3La Plata Peak-Blackbear Trail #1478
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #4La Plata Peak Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #5Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #6Big Willis Gulch Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
21.5 mi 34.6 km #7CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
26.1 mi 42.0 km #8CDT: Cottonwood Pass Road to Sheep Gulch (CO Sec. 22)
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
7.3 mi 11.8 km #9Missouri Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Twobit Gulch Trail #1446
Intermediate
Leadville, CO
Intermediate
Leadville, CO

Photos of Twin Lakes - 46

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View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
A lone hiker enjoys the solitude and fall colors on the south approach to Mount Elbert.
Feb 7, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
Looking back down the valley towards La Plata Peak
Feb 8, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
The final cairn!
Dec 12, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Dec 9, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Sunrise on Mount Elbert in July.
Jan 21, 2022 near Leadvil…, CO
La Plata Peak trail looking at Sayers Peak
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Panorama of summit.
Jul 10, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO