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Twin Sisters Peak Trail

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Twin Sisters Peak Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,516 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

washed out

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. [If road to trailhead is closed, additional parking is available less than a mile down the road at S St Vrain Ave and Lily Lake Trailhead.]

hiking
snow
21 hours ago

Hiked today (10/12/19). Started at 8:35am and were back at the car at 12:30 after stopping for pics along the way and eating some bars at the top. Conditions were cold and windy (~20*F) on the way up and the trail had light snow (most places 2”, more near the summit) and a moderate amount of ice but was fine with only hiking boots (no spikes or trekking poles). It was much warmer below the tree line on the way back. I would say the “hard” rating was accurate, mostly due to rapid elevation gain which really keeps you working. Overall a great hike and the beautiful 360 views at the top were totally worth it!

hiking
7 days ago

We hiked this today (10/5/19) starting at 8:30 this morning. Only met a few people going up the rest were at the top or when we were coming down. It started out cold and windy but we were protected by the trees. At the top the winds were gusty and strong. Only mild scrambling to get to the top. I would rate this moderate until last third or so is much steeper. It is a stunning hike with incredible vistas. I would certainly do it again. No dogs or horses are allowed. Horses due to the 2013 flood caused damage and the signs said no horses. A bonus across the road is Lily Lake. Eight miles round trip according to my Garmin from the parking lot.

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

Great hike! Started about 8AM and was back at the car by about 12:30PM. AllTrails stopped recording partway though so the mileage / time on my recording is not accurate; my friends’ said 8 miles though. Awesome hike, very windy at the top. Bring layers! Great views of the surrounding area and you could see the aspens popping in clumps across the mountains! Well-maintained trail also, even with the 2013 flood issues (which are fixed now but you can tell which areas had problems due to downed trees, washout, etc).

hiking
12 days ago

Very awesome views, was a sea of clouds when we hiked up and cascading fall views all the way down. Pretty much straight up and then straight down!

hiking
scramble
13 days ago

Perfect Hike! Make sure to go up the dirt path further to get to the trailhead, we got there around 3 PM on a Saturday and were able to go up and back by sunset! Great scramble near the top and elevation gain all the way up. Aspens look beautiful and you get above the clouds. Bring a jacket for the top!

hiking
14 days ago

Super beautiful hike! Started hiking at 6:45 and we barely saw anyone on the trail. Saw a lot more people on the descent. Took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to get to the top and then about an hour and 15 minutes down for a total of four hours hiking. We'd rate this hike as moderate/difficult. There's a few tricky sections, but overall it's a really well maintained trail. We saw lots of pika's on our way up the rocky section and the views at the top were gorgeous! Super great hike (though the top was very windy)!

hiking
15 days ago

Moderate difficulty, epic views !

hiking
15 days ago

Here from Pennsylvania. My brother and I age 25 and 21 hit this trail today Friday Sept 27 at 5:30AM to beat the rain. Got back to the parking lot at 9:45am and only past about 10 people. To park don’t stop in the lot, drive up the dirt road and park on the right side. It takes you way closer to the trail head. I would definitely rank this hike as hard. When comparing it to many other 7-10mile hikes in this area it definitely was a step up in difficult due to quick elevation gain and pretty up hill the entire time. I do think this is able to be done by anyone comfortable with walking 8+ miles up hill. To first time Estes Park visitors I may not recommend it but for 2nd and 3rd trips it is perfect. The view at the top is awesome. Would have been nice to have more energy because there was a ton of exploring at the top that could have been done. Tips: Ankle support shoes/boots It got fairly chilly at the top, bring a wind breaker

hiking
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

What a workout! A lot of steep parts to keep you breathing hard on the way up (especially when you’re not used to the altitude). Beautifully maintained. No mud. Took us about 4.5 hours round trip, not counting the snack break we took at the top. Rocky at the top, and does require a bit of scrambling on the way up, and definitely on the way down due to some bigger rocks to maneuver around. Really amazing view at the top. Make sure to make your way past the radio tower and up to the very top of the peak (it’s somewhat hidden, but if you look around you’ll find a path).

hiking
19 days ago

Nice workout! Beautiful view, and not a ton of ppl! Loved it!

hiking
rocky
21 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Mostly steep trek through trees, definitely better above the treeline

hiking
rocky
scramble
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike. Wonderful views from the top.Well shaded for most of the hike until you get to the treeline. Best view of Long's peak I have ever seen. Busy trail for sure. Get there early. Only a couple of steep spots. One of the best hikes in Colorado. Maybe my favorite that does not end with a lake or waterfall.

hiking
rocky
scramble
23 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful views. Path to the sister on the right is easier of the two ascents. Ascent to the sister on the left requires some mild to moderate scrambling. Definitely worth taking the time to do both.

hiking
27 days ago

Probably one of the best hikes in Colorado. Great views at the top and an easy trail with only a couple steep spots. Highly recommend.

hiking
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

This was a very pretty trail and the view was worth the hike.

hiking
29 days ago

Incredible trail. went early Saturday morning and was pretty quiet. Steep uphill with unreal peak views.

hiking
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great trail. Starts easy and requires a little scrambling at the end. Recommend decent boots though as there’s a lot of loose rocks. Great views from the top!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

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