Twin Sisters Peak Trail

HARD 259 reviews

Twin Sisters Peak Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2664 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Directions from Estes Park: Follow Hwy 7 south past the Lily Lake Visitor Center to the turnoff for the Twin Peaks Trailhead. The trailhead is located just east of Hwy 7.

hiking
2 days ago

Trail not too difficult and not crowded on this day. Lots of boulders and steady ascents gives the hike a HARD rating. Good views at many vantage points along the way. Got very snowy with patches of ice the last mile, along with cold wind. But that section also has longer switchbacks so it made maneuvering with just waterproof hiking boots on possible. By the time we came back down around 2 pm, we were slightly too warm. Dress in layers. Winter hat and gloves are a must because of the cold blowing wind and chilly morning temps.

hiking
8 days ago

10/10/17 - snowfall hit the day prior and made this summit impossible without snowshoes. Big bummer. Very strenuous in the sense of managing footing with icy conditions, but during summer I wouldn’t see this as too difficult. The elevation gain is non stop, so that’s a tough one.

I was the only one on the trail going up (sunrise), only ran into three groups on way down. Did see some mountain lion tracks that crossed the switchbacks all the way, likely from less than 12 hours... but no sighting.

13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

great views.. nice hike

15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Our favorite hike of our 4 days in RMNP. We were looking for a relatively quick ascent for elevation gain and easy access from Estes Park. Deep woods on the lower part which opened up to grand views of the snow covered mountains as you get to about 2.5 miles up. We got lucky as we were first ascent after the first major snowfall of the season. It would have been a tad difficult to do this hike w/o this application and track to follow. Toward the top, about 3+ miles in, the trail got thick with snow and we were scrambling on rocks. We finally gave up on the heavily snowed in trail and scrambled straight up the last few switchbacks as there was less snow on the steeper parts. We made it to the middle saddle and had views out on both sides of one of the sisters to see snow covered peaks with a layer of clouds all around us. We were fortunate as it was sunny and no wind. We ran out of time to scramble up each of the sisters. Overall, our favorite: quiet trail (for us), woods, nice ascent (2,400', 4 miles, peaked at 11,400').

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26 days ago

Thank you to everyone who repaired the trail this summer. It's one of my favorites.

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hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike to a summit with views of beastly Longs peak alongside the whole way. After you cross the restoration open landslide area there is the steepest elevation climb of the hike and it's more gradual after that. Fantastic panorama with longs at the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my faves in RMNP

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

We started our hike around 7am and were immediately greeted by a family of elk which was pretty exciting. The trail itself is very well maintained and impossible to miss. We hiked at a very relaxed pace and it took us approximately 3 hours to get to the top. While the views on top (especially of Longs Peak) were pretty amazing you only get above tree line for the last 20 min and before that there are pretty much no views at all. It should be rated moderate in my opinion, not hard.

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1 month ago

Arrived at the trailhead at 6:15am, took me 2.5 hrs to get to the summit, spent 1.5 there, and took me 1.5 hrs to descend. When you arrive at the summit, there are two peaks, one on the right is an easier ascent, the one of the left is scrambling up boulders but worth it. You'll find the benchmark on the left one at the highest point. I didn't see another soul until about 30 mins after I arrived on the summit, and the whole time I was up there I only saw 5 other people. Saw about 15 people during my descent. Incredible views. Breathtaking boulder field at the top, unlike anything I've ever seen.

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