Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken via Colorado Trail

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Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken via Colorado Trail is a 9.4 mile lightly 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, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from December until February.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

lake

historic site

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderfully scenic hike with the benefit of an interesting destination halfway through. We slogged through quite a bit of patchy snow, postholing at times, (snowshoes or yak trax could still be helpful), but the stop at Interlaken and a beautiful day along the lake made the effort worthwhile. Turned around a mile or so west of the old resort where the spur and main trails converge, as we were encountering some deeper snow and the trail was just a bit tricky to follow at times.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

The hike is on a slope for a while in the beginning but that is the only downfall. The resort is about halfway through the hike and is absolutely beautiful. There's also a patch of Aspens that are huge and gorgeous. Wonderful hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Relatively easy hike with little elevation gain. My GPSer logged 5.5 miles from trailhead to resort and back.

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hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful scenery along this trail that runs along the twin lakes. Pretty easy with relatively no elevation gain or loss. There are small areas with a little climb. Deserted resort at Interlaken at about 2.4 miles in. Worth checking out. Beautiful mountain views of Mt. Elbert and the surrounding peaks.

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hiking
10 months ago

Great easy day hike with some great views of Twin Lakes. Buildings at the site have been well preserved and there are several historical markers.

hiking
10 months ago

Great Hike for families with young children! It's about 4.6 miles to the Resort and back, which was a perfect distance for the kids (and me!)

hiking
10 months ago

I love Twin Lakes and this is a fun trail. Part of the Colorado Trail/Collegiate West Trail. Had fun exploring. Check it out.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Easy trail with wonderful views. Great for beginners.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice, easy hike. The historic homes are about 2.2 miles in, and worth seeing. A few mountain bikes passed us at around 11am, but not too crowded. The water and views are beautiful.

11 months ago

Beautiful hike and excellent for flatlanders adjusting to the altitude. It is about 5 miles to Interlaken and back. It's a nice trail for dogs and it is loaded with Aspens.