Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken via Colorado Trail

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San Isabel National Forest

Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken via Colorado Trail is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeing and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.0 km Elevation Gain: 176 m Route Type: Out & Back

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hiking
21 days ago

Quality trail, not much elevation gain. Essentially you walk along the lake with great views of Elbert and Massive. It does get busy with runners, hikers, and bikers. Kind of cool to see people out and about.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice stop with good views and plenty of picnic tables. Trail is well maintained. Camping is allowed along the lake in designated areas. Bathrooms are not-so-great.

Very flat easy trail along the lake. Good for small kids and pets or those who don’t want a more strenuous hike.

running
9 months ago

Extended this to a full loop around the lake which was 12 miles. Easy to navigate on both sides of the lake but the top section at the top of the lake was washed out but navigable with several stream and one river crossing. If you follow the trail further up the lake there is a pedestrian bridge but this extends the route by about 3 miles. Great route and super runnable the entire length.

hiking
9 months ago

It’s so nice to have the water next to the trail. Weather can move in quick, be prepared.

Great Trail. Don’t try and take a car to the trail head. Park below the dam.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome walk until the historical site! Unless you are continuing onto another trail, there isn’t much of a reason to go past the Interlaken Inn.

11 months ago

we did this as a loop in 2017, so it was closer to 18 miles. my husband says it is his favorite hike ever as it was very adventurous and you basically see every terrain. bring enough water in the summer and leave early in the day as the sun in the summer is relentless. still super fun adventure.

hiking
Sun May 12 2019

Absolutely beautiful!

Thu Oct 25 2018

Great hike. Not too strenuous but amazing vistas.

Sat Oct 13 2018

Hello ;)

Fri Sep 28 2018

We only did about half of this trail due to time constraints. We actually went down to the water and walked along there for a bit before getting back on the trail. It is a very easy trail but was heavily trafficked even for a Tuesday. Beautiful views though!

hiking
Wed Jul 18 2018

Fun trail that takes about 4 hours for an average hiker. If you’re here for the lake views, you can stop at the Interlaken buildings. The second half of the trail is largely out of view of the lake. Elevation is relatively steady with only brief climbs and falls. Can be pretty busy on a nice day. If google maps tries to take via Lost Gulch Drive, ignore it, most of that road is privately owned. Continue on the highway and turn off near the dam.

hiking
Thu Jun 14 2018

I really enjoyed this hike. It wasn’t very strenuous, but the view of the lake and the trees were beautiful. I also really enjoyed checking out the Interlaken and the old turn of the century house that you could walk through. It was a perfect hike to see some cool things and get some exercise in before returning to your camp for the night.

hiking
Tue May 29 2018

This is the perfect hike to get your blood flowing in the morning or relax in the afternoon.This is a great walk along the lake with a rustic, historic town along the way. Check out the main house in Interlaken, and then dare to dislike the original flooring. So many dogs, too!

hiking
Fri May 25 2018

Very easy hike, awesome views of the 14rs over looking the Twin Lakes. The trail was dry and clear and Interlaken was so fascinating! Short hike but worth it!

hiking
Sun May 20 2018

Very nice gentle walk. Beautiful. Enjoyed the Interlaken remnants. Recovering from a leg injury and it was perfect just to the old cabin... which you can go in! I did 2.5 miles in and then back.

hiking
Sun May 06 2018

As other have said, easy hike. Would be good for younger hikers capable of 4.6 miles. Dexter House and the old Inter-Laken Hotle are very interesting. Dexter house is open and worth viewing.

hiking
Mon Apr 30 2018

Extremely awesome, easy hike with great views along the whole entire trail - ending with the awesome experience of getting to go into the old house and seeing the old resort. Relax by the lake afterward! Great trail for a group of friends. Bring the pups along!

hiking
Wed Nov 22 2017

11/21/17 Hike along the lake and see an old resort, which is being preserved by the Forest Service and is from the 1800s. It took us 3 hours at a leisurely pace and there was 6 inches - 1 foot of snow. Trail is rated moderate, but my husband and I thought it was easy. Our dog loved it as well!

hiking
Sun Nov 12 2017

Great hike on a beautiful sunny slightly windy day. Trail had some snow in the shady parts along the first half of the hike along the first lake. Easily traversable. Awesome views of the lakes. The upper lake had whitecaps due to the wind. The InterLaken historic site is really cool. Totally recommend this hike!

Fri Oct 20 2017

Such a unique historic site. Nice easy route- great views and close to water.

hiking
Fri Aug 11 2017

Lovely easy to follow trail. Good recovery after a more strenuous morning hike.

hiking
Tue Aug 08 2017

Great hike. Loved the InterLaken site. Perfect for those like me trying to adjust to the high altitudes.

hiking
Mon Jul 24 2017

Have done this trail dozens of times for a "warm up". It never gets old. Always great to see lots of young families. Views are spectacular.

hiking
Mon Jul 24 2017

Great flat hike along the lake. Good hike to take the kids on.

hiking
Fri Jul 14 2017

Really easy, and popular, but this trail has fantastic views and a great history lesson at Interlaken. We had lunch about a quarter mile past the abandoned resort and made our way to the lake following the old road to the resort.

hiking
Sat Jul 08 2017

An easy hike through the forest, along a lake. Great views throughout the trail, and then leading to a deserted resort! You could go inside some of the buildings, it was really cool. Great for families and beginners.

Mon Jul 03 2017

Sun Jun 25 2017

Great hike with lots of shade.we took a lot of little ones and they handled it with no problem. Real easy and beautiful. Nice beach spot at the end near the hotel to soak your feet in.

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