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A lovely place to stop and hike or picnic on your way through the pass. Near a quaint little town... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Gorgeous Setting

This is a phenomenal area! Mountains are all around you! The lake is accessible from many points... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Formed by a dam, Twin Lakes is surrounded by biking trails and is also enjoyed by fishermen.
Leadville, CO
+1 800-500-5323
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place to stop and hike or picnic on your way through the pass. Near a quaint little town too

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a phenomenal area! Mountains are all around you! The lake is accessible from many points along the side roads with not a lot of traffic on it. The Colorado hiking Trail cuts a path along the southern shore and a spur trail leads...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew? Just north of highway 82 and "the twin lakes" is a third lake at the foot of Mount Elbert. Easily accessible by paved road, the smaller lake boasts glorious fall color and an easy dam walk. On a calm day, the mountain reflections...More

Thank Sabra D
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We booked this 2 hour boat tour of twin lakes. Well worth the trip. The lakes are beautiful and clean. Scenery can’t be beat with Mt Elbert in the background. Lexie and her husband took us out to the old Interloken Hotel and toured us...More

3  Thank 123pab123
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The campsites are large and spaced so that you wouldn't know you had a neighbor , It is extremely quiet at night, Campfire wood is sold at the Camp Host Trailer. Getting away from city lights the stars are brilliant,

Thank Car0l27
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The scenary is stunning. It wouldnt say it is typical Colorado - it is Colorado's best. The lake is quite sizable, great colors, the mountains are fairly steep and close to the lake, high altitude and you can enjoy the scenery from the historic town...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This area will stop you in your tracks. It's like being in a fairy tale where colors are amplified somehow, and everything looks brighter and deeper. The midsummer wildflowers are gorgeous, there's a lot to do and it's not overdeveloped or even crowded like every...More

1  Thank SarahC11952
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful area. We only drove through, but we did stop at the towns country store. Before leaving we did drive into the neighborhood near the store and saw some old and unique homes.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We spent two days in Twin Lakes and found the village and landscape to be a great place to relax and unwind. We kayaked and hiked. It is gorgeous and very much a hidden gem, with minimal visitors on the lakes, even in peak season....More

1  Thank Kelsey R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Beautiful landscape, beautiful lake, Ramp attendants very nice, Lake is smooth in the morning, but aroud 11:15 or so, wind comes up on the lake, Ample camping area, restrooms only, you need to bring everything else

1  Thank p0peye18
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20 August 2018|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The lakes are right on the road out of Leadville. It's about a 30-minute ride.
Jessie M
7 July 2017|
Response from Sue L |
Not sure if there's a swim beach. But that's Mountain water, it will be very cold. You could probably stand in up your ankles for about five minutes and then you'll have to get back out because you'll be freezing. Most of... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from SarahJane519 | Reviewed this property |
There is a twin lakes loop. Check it out on single tracks . Com.