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Recommended Routes in Twin Lakes - 6

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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
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 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 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 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 Inter-Laken Resort
Intermediate/Difficult

TransRockies Stage 2 - Hope Pass (Vicksburg to Twin Lakes)

13.6 mi 21.9 km 3,160' Up 963.2 m Up 3,624' Down 1104.74 m Down

St. Elmo, CO

Twin Lakes Running

  • 139 Miles 223 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Twin Lakes - 16

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7.3 mi 11.8 km #1Missouri Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
17.8 mi 28.6 km #2CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
23.9 mi 38.4 km #3CDT: Sheep Gulch to Halfmoon Creek (CO Sec. 23)
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #4La Plata Peak Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #5USFS Road 82C
Easy
Leadville North, CO
Easy
Leadville North, CO
1.0 mi 1.5 km #6Willis Gulch Cutoff
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Upper Twin Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Big Willis Gulch Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Twin Lakes Trail #1482
Easy/Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Gordon Gulch Road #124
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO

Photos of Twin Lakes - 46

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Panorama of summit.
Jul 10, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
La Plata peaks above the ridgeline on the Black Cloud Trail.
Apr 22, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles from the trail
Aug 1, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
La Plata Peak trail looking at Sayers Peak
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
Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Dec 9, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
The final cairn!
Dec 12, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Sunrise on Mount Elbert in July.
Jan 21, 2022 near Leadvil…, CO