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Recommended Routes in Twin Lakes - 9

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Favorite The final cairn!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert

8.9 mi 14.4 km 4,410' Up 1344.26 m Up 4,410' Down 1344.07 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Sayres Mountain hides behind columbines in the early morning shade.
Difficult

La Plata Peak Out and Back

9.4 mi 15.1 km 4,276' Up 1303.2 m Up 4,276' Down 1303.18 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite La Plata peaks above the ridgeline on the Black Cloud Trail.
Difficult

Black Cloud Trail

10.9 mi 17.5 km 5,023' Up 1531.13 m Up 5,023' Down 1530.98 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite The Turquoise Lake Trail varies from sandy beach to packed-sand trail. You just can't beat the views.
Difficult

Leadville Trail 100

102.0 mi 164.2 km 14,637' Up 4461.48 m Up 14,638' Down 4461.56 m Down

Leadville, CO
Favorite The final cairn!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert Loop

14.5 mi 23.3 km 4,913' Up 1497.4 m Up 4,920' Down 1499.69 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Shack up at 10,800 ft.
Difficult

Belford and Oxford

10.9 mi 17.5 km 5,670' Up 1728.35 m Up 5,670' Down 1728.32 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite A great view of the three apostles basin.
Intermediate/Difficult

Southern Cross CDT to CT Loop

84.4 mi 135.9 km 18,650' Up 5684.63 m Up 18,649' Down 5684.32 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Beautiful fall day
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Willis Gulch Trail

11.2 mi 18.1 km 3,016' Up 919.34 m Up 3,016' Down 919.3 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite View from Missouri Mountain summit looking SW.
Difficult

Missouri Mountain

10.9 mi 17.5 km 4,399' Up 1340.95 m Up 4,400' Down 1340.98 m Down

Leadvil…, CO

Twin Lakes Running

  • 412 Miles 663 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 21 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Twin Lakes - 22

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO 13 
21.5 mi 34.6 km #2CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
17.8 mi 28.6 km #3CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4La Plata Peak-Blackbear Trail #1478
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #5Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #6La Plata Peak Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7Big Willis Gulch Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
26.1 mi 42.0 km #8CDT: Cottonwood Pass Road to Sheep Gulch (CO Sec. 22)
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
7.3 mi 11.8 km #9Missouri Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Twobit Gulch Trail #1446
Intermediate
Leadville, CO
Intermediate
Leadville, CO

Photos of Twin Lakes - 42

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View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
The final cairn!
Dec 12, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Dec 9, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
La Plata Peak trail looking at Sayers Peak
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Panorama of summit.
Jul 10, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Twin Lakes fall view with Mt Elbert, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains on the right
Sep 17, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Early morning on the La Plata southwest ridge trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
La Plata peaks above the ridgeline on the Black Cloud Trail.
Apr 22, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO