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Twin Lakes Trail

 4.1 (28)

14.4 Miles 23.1 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

756' 230 m

Ascent

-756' -230 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

9,385' 2,861 m

High

9,207' 2,806 m

Low

Shared By Sunny Moonshine

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A nice trail around beautiful Twin Lakes.

Sunny Moonshine

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This is a great, high altitude loop ride that riders of intermediate skill will be able to tackle. Utilizing portions of the famous Colorado Trail, as well as portions of a well-maintained bike path, this is sure to be an enjoyable ride for all.

You'll be at high altitude, so taking some time to acclimate, and bringing plenty of water and sunscreen is a must.

Description

The Twin Lakes Trail for the most part is a beginner mountain bike trail with a few sections of hike a bike, hence the intermediate rating. The description written is for traveling East to West. Start at the Twin Lakes Visitor Center and travel East sharing Hwy 82 for a few miles. Look for a singletrack on the right - this is the Colorado Trail, and it shares a section with the Twin Lakes trail. It's hard to spot - use the mobile app.

Travel on this fast and flat trail for a few miles until you reach the far Eastern side of the lake. The trail begins to climb slightly and enters into the forest along the Southern side of the lake. You'll come to an intersection, the Colorado Trail breaks off here as you continue straight. You'll soon come to the Interlaken Lodge, a turn of the century relic that is worth exploring.

Continue west along the Southern shore. The trail soon crosses the Continental Divide Trail which climbs steadily on your left. Continue straight. The next section of trail crosses a few streams that may require walking. You'll soon be riding into an area that will require a few small hikes.

Once down on the other side you'll soon cross a bridge and then back on Hwy 82. Ride 82 for a short time back to the visitor center for your well-deserved soft-serve from the market.

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Aug 18, 2018
Cliff Walsh
Aug 18, 2018
Anna Gasiewicz
Beautiful and a little hard at the start
Aug 17, 2018
Daniel Delph
Jul 16, 2018
Luc Vesel
Jul 13, 2018
Kristian Keane
Jul 10, 2018
Cory Spencer
14.5mi
Jun 23, 2018
Zach Rochon
Jun 7, 2018
Kevin Oconnell

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  4.1 from 28 votes

#1

in Twin Lakes

#386

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  4.1 from 28 votes
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#386

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A very enjoyable ride, did two loops after a long weekend of playing hockey in Aspen. A side adventure up Willis Gulch (the wide trail on the left where you turn right for the footbridge toward the end of the ride) gets you into some steep advanced terrain. Oct 5, 2015
Fun trail, but can get pretty busy with hikers especially on weekends. Great aspen tree color in September! Sep 25, 2017

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