Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken via Colorado Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken via Colorado Trail is a 9.3 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

lake

historic site

hiking
10 days ago

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
26 days ago

This is the perfect hike to get your blood flowing in the morning or relax in the afternoon. I’m pretty sure that some of the views were physically handed down and placed by another being. This is a great walk along the lake with a cool historic town along the way. Check out the main house in Interlaken, and then dare to dislike the original flooring. So many sweet dogs!

hiking
29 days ago

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
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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!

8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

11 months ago

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nice easy hike. Great views of the lake. Fun to check out the old home and lodge. I would do it again. Got out early and missed most of the of the traffic.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

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
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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
Friday, November 18, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

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
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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
Sunday, July 17, 2016

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

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Easy trail with wonderful views. Great for beginners.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

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.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Very nice mountain views.

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Great trip! Loved the sights. The road to get there is a little rough, but worth it. The historic buildings were fun to check out.

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