West Branch to North Forks Trail and Twin Crater Lakes is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Reds Place, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,687 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
3 months ago

Went up Saturday morning with my sons (12 & 13) and made it to the lakes late afternoon. There was a lot of snow, water and mud on the last mile. The few groups we saw on the way up camped in the meadow before the last steep part to the lake. We decided to go for it and camp in a wide open grassy area right by the lake in spite of the wind gusts and cold. It was incredibly beautiful and peaceful. We ended up having rain all night and several thunderstorms but we were warm and dry. This is a fairly hard hike with packs but well worth it. The last 1.5 miles is stunning...breathtaking...there aren’t words.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail, I'd like to come back and do an overnight stay.

backpacking
10 months ago

This was the start of a 3 day back pack trip. Love this place. Highly recommend it.

backpacking
Friday, June 24, 2016