Willis Lake Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,057 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Take Hwy.82 out of Twin Lakes a few miles to the west to the Trailhead to the left.(south).

hiking
4 months ago

A long steep hike with little reward.

backpacking
5 months ago

This was the first hike I have ever done, we are from Oklahoma and thought it was going to be to hard, it was challenging but we made it, there are 4 mining cabins along the way and 2 Creek crossing. You are able to see Twin lakes from the top. At the lake there or plenty of beautiful cut throat trout to catch so bring your fly rod. This is a beautiful place.

hiking
6 months ago

Wow
Was doing training for COLORADO Trail this summer
Took full 27 pound pack for training
Perfect weather
Really tiring elevation change
Had snow n ice on trail
Got worst as you went higher
Turned around about have away
Did not want to take a chance of slipping n falling with full pack
Great signage

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beautiful long and hard trail Bring good shoes and poles lots of rocks and steep going down at the end

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Fun trail. Have good shoes lots of rocks.

hiking
Thursday, April 10, 2014

A long hike to a lake above treeline at the base of Mt. Hope.

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

backpacking
Monday, October 16, 2017

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

hiking
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Saturday, July 12, 2014