Hiking in Twin Lakes: Interlaken
Description: Out & Back
Length: 12 miles
Notes: This trail passes by the turn-of-the-century ghost resort of Interlaken. This is a popular non-motorized multiple-use trail, expect to see mountain bikers, runners, anglers and other hikers.
Getting there: From the traffic light at 6th St. and Harrison Avenue, follow Highway 24 south for approximately 16 miles. Turn right (west) on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass. Follow Highway 82 for .6 mile, go past the Lost Canyon Road and turn left (south) onto this unsigned dirt road across from the little log cabin. Low-clearance vehicles should part at the wide area just south of the dam; high-clearance vehicles can continue along the left fork at the Colorado Trail sign to the end of the road, where another parking area is available.
Hiking Leadville: Please click here and scroll down the page to read important safety information about hiking in remote, high-altitude locations. This information is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District and the Lake County Marketing Action Committee.
About the Area: Leadville and Twin Lakes are criss-crossed with an incredible network of trails. With an average of 310 days of sunshine a year, more than 35,000 acres within four nationally designated Wilderness Areas, and the state’s highest mountains, Lake County, Colorado, features abundant opportunities for year-round, high-country fun. Plan your trip now!
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