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Twin Lakes Trail

 22 votes

Length

14.4 Miles 23.1 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

Elevation

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

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A nice trail around beautiful Twin Lakes.

Brett Beavers

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.
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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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May 25, 2018
Zach Rochon
Oct 7, 2017
Nick Wilder
Excellent aspens and snow-topped mountains in early October
Oct 7, 2017
Justin Kretzmann
11.5mi
Sep 23, 2017
Richard Hackett
Out and back. Fun trail, of hikers, tho. 5.5mi
Sep 20, 2017
Denny DuBoe
Sep 6, 2017
Jeff W.
Nice ride with the wind at your back along the north side of the lake. The hike a bike sections were rough.
Sep 3, 2017
Daniel Artzer
Really fun with beautiful views. The last climbing section can get a little hairy with a few hike your bike spots which made it a blue. A lot of fun! 14.4mi
Sep 3, 2017
Andrea Artzer

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  4.0 from 21 votes

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in Twin Lakes

#657

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#657

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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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