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ONE OF THE NICEST SPEED TRAPS

The views during foliage are beautiful on the lake with gold aspens reflecting along the lake. The... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Robert P
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North Haverhill, New Hampshire
Lovely Lakes

We were passing through Mt Elbert on the way to Aspen from Sand Dunes and got to stop here for... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sanmai R
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Formed by a dam, Twin Lakes is surrounded by biking trails and is also enjoyed by fishermen.
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

The views during foliage are beautiful on the lake with gold aspens reflecting along the lake. The only road to the Independence Pass is via this town. Always a speed trap so go the speed and enjoy the views. Would like to camp here someday

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Mt Elbert on the way to Aspen from Sand Dunes and got to stop here for couple of pictures. My god !! The scenic locations were amazing, may be looking more naturally beautiful because of Fall season. Go again drive !!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sanmai R
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great hiking or biking trails, beautiful scenery! Water is very low currently, hoping for heavy snow melt next spring!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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,

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 373MikeB
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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OnAir20279171029
28 November 2018|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer your question since I've never been there in October. I have seen weddings performed at the top of Copper Mountain, which has a wonderful mountain view. It does mean taking a ski lift to the top, but I'm... More
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DianeT1725
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.
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Jessie M
7 July 2017|
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Response from suelE5237YS |
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
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