Twin Cones is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Empire, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,496 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

rocky

snow

off trail

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7 days ago

Fun time. Good trail with some nice technical areas.

2 months ago

I loved this hike! It's a fairly steep somewhat rocky climb in the beginning , then it becomes less steep and more scenic. There is a huge payoff at the end if you choose to summit the rock pile, the views from up there are amazing.

2 months ago

I just hike straight up the cone. I don't take the trail that leads to MJs panoramic lift. It's fairly easy and takes a total of 3 hours out and back from the parking lot of second creek trail.

3 months ago

This hike was not lightly trafficked and could be considered moderately trafficked which I wasn’t too happy about. Saw many people on the hike, the trail can be hard to find but thankfully it has a lot of exposure so it’s easy to see where it picks up again. Open trail not many trees so bring sunscreen and sun protection. Nice streams all along the trail.

3 months ago

Hiked yesterday from Second Creek Trail over to the cone above the Panoramic Lift at Mary Jane ski area then back over to the Twin Cones. Amazing views throughout the entire hike. One of my favorite in the area. Also try hiking southwest of the Second Creek Trail summit along the Mt. Nystrom Trail for even more amazing views!

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3 months ago

Great hike- lots of wild flowers, snow in upper elevation continues to melt so babbling brooks and small waterfalls along trail. Hiking to hut is moderately steep but slow elevation gain after passing hut to amazing panoramic views

Sunday, July 16, 2017

We hiked past the Broom Hut to both peaks . The trail near peaks wasn't marked but it was no problem finding top. There was cool pond below south peak . We continued on to winterpark side and ended up at resort base . It's was total of 11 miles

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nice, uncrowded trail. Went mid-July weather was awesome. There is a mountain hut part way up the trail. We went all the way up to the top to one of the cones. When you get all the way up there is a nice flat tundra area, might be hard to find the trail as it disappears up there but there are markers. We ended at the cone behind the panoramic express lift at winter park. Not windy up at the top, great views. Surprisingly a lot of flies and mosquitoes at the top bug spray would have been nice.

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Monday, June 02, 2014

Still a lot of snow for early June. Didn't really have a trail to follow. Some steep terrain, rocky cliffs, mild wildlife, and a lot of up and down switchbacks.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015