Twin Cones

MODERATE 5 reviews
#74 of 118 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1509 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

rocky

snow

off trail

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

hiking
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.