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149 mi 240 km of trail 8 Runs

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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Runs in Twin Lakes - 8

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Favorite The final cairn!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert

8.9 mi 14.4 km • Loop • 4,410 ft Ascent 1344.26 m Ascent

(75) 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 • Out and Back • 4,276 ft Ascent 1303.2 m Ascent

(13) Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Beautiful fall day
Intermediate

Big Willis Gulch Trail

11.2 mi 18.1 km • Loop • 3,016 ft Ascent 919.34 m Ascent

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

Black Cloud Trail

10.9 mi 17.5 km • Out and Back • 5,023 ft Ascent 1531.13 m Ascent

(17) 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 • Out and Back • 14,637 ft Ascent 4461.48 m Ascent

(5) Leadville, CO
Favorite A great view of the three apostles basin.
Intermediate

Southern Cross CDT to CT Loop

84.4 mi 135.9 km • Loop • 18,650 ft Ascent 5684.63 m Ascent

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

Belford and Oxford

10.9 mi 17.5 km • Out and Back • 5,670 ft Ascent 1728.35 m Ascent

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

Missouri Mountain

10.9 mi 17.5 km • Out and Back • 4,399 ft Ascent 1340.95 m Ascent

(7) Leadvil…, CO

Trails in Twin Lakes - 22

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
4.9 mi 7.8 km Leadville North, CO
21.5 mi 34.6 km #2CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
21.5 mi 34.6 km Leadville North, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3La Plata Peak-Blackbear Trail #1478
Difficult
St. Elmo, CO
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km St. Elmo, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #4Big Willis Gulch Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Leadville North, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #5La Plata Peak Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.0 km Leadville North, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #6Pine Creek Trail #1467
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
11.8 mi 19.0 km Buena Vista, CO
26.1 mi 42.0 km #7CDT: Cottonwood Pass Road to Sheep Gulch (CO Sec. 22)
Intermediate
St. Elmo, CO
Intermediate
26.1 mi 42.0 km St. Elmo, CO
7.3 mi 11.8 km #8Missouri Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.8 km Leadville North, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #9Echo Canyon Trail #1479
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.1 km Leadville North, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10USFS Road 82C
Easy
Leadville North, CO
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Leadville North, CO
17.8 mi 28.6 km #11CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
17.8 mi 28.6 km Leadville, CO
23.9 mi 38.4 km #12CDT: Sheep Gulch to Halfmoon Creek (CO Sec. 23)
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
23.9 mi 38.4 km Leadville North, CO
4.0 mi 6.5 km #13North Fork Lake Creek Trail #1483
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.5 km Aspen, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km #14Low Pass Trail #1518
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
5.1 mi 8.2 km Leadville, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #15Upper Twin Lake Trail
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Leadville North, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #16Twin Lakes Trail #1482
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Leadville North, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #17Twobit Gulch Trail #1446
Intermediate
Leadville, CO
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Leadville, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Gordon Gulch Road #124
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Leadville North, CO
1.3 mi 2.0 km #19Willow Stump Road #174
Easy
Leadville North, CO
Easy
1.3 mi 2.0 km Leadville North, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #20Sayres Gulch Trail #1465
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Aspen, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #21CDT Alternate
Easy
Leadville North, CO
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Leadville North, CO
1.0 mi 1.5 km #22Willis Gulch Cutoff
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.5 km Leadville North, CO

Photos of Twin Lakes - 41

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View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 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
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
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

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