Twin Lakes, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Twin Lakes

  • Denver, Colorado

    Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

    Denver proudly wears the nickname "Mile High City," and the Colorado State Capitol offers a chance to literally stand a mile above sea level. But there's a playful twist! The exact "mile-high" step has been a source of amusement for over a century. The 13th step is the current official marker, bu...
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  • Denver, Colorado

    Photograph Bison at the Rocky Mountain National Arsenal Wildlife Refuge

    5.0
    9 mi
    Bison are the largest and heaviest land animals in North America. They are a symbol of a wild and free landscape. Despite their size these big beasts are extremely agile. They can run up to 35 miles per hour and jump 6ft high from a stand still. Very few animals pose a threat to a healthy, fully ...
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  • Denver, Colorado

    Westerly Creek Trail

    2.25 mi / 105 ft gain
    Westerly Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Denver, Colorado.
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  • Denver, Colorado

    Washington Park Loop

    2.34 mi / 72 ft gain
    Washington Park in located near Denver South High School is the perfect spot for a run, walk, or an afternoon picnic! This paved loop is just over 2 miles and offers up scenic views of both Grasmere Lake and Smith Lake. This is also a family-friendly destination with a playground for the kids and...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike South Table Mountain

    4.0
    3.3 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Want to see a rainbow? Possibly some coyotes or other Colorado wildlife?This hike is full of twists and turns, mostly involving the trail, but also in surprises along the way.Drive into downtown Golden (grab some food if you're hungry) and then park at the base of the Golden Summit trail. Startin...
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  • Lakewood, Colorado

    Green Mountain Trail Loop

    4.1
    6.37 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Green Mountain Trail is a 6.5-mile loop and has a challenging ascent to the park's highest point. Because the mountain is one of the first to rise out of the plains, you get unique views of where the mountains meet the prairie and fascinating geology. The summit, at 6,857' offers stunning views o...
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  • Lakewood, Colorado

    Green Mountain Mountain Bike Loop

    4.0
    6.9 mi / 1047 ft gain
    Skip the bar and spend happy hour hiking/biking this fun and easy loop. With convenient access from the Denver-Metro Area, this spot is perfect for a quick ride after work, or hike with your dog. The park has three parking lots, and the trail can be completed as a loop system (in either directio...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike the Golden Cliffs Trail

    5.0
    From here, you can choose a few different hiking paths. This out-and-back trek starts at the trailhead up and to the left. Along the way you'll pass a bench dedicated to Craig Luebben — a writer, photographer and climbing guide. At this point, you probably haven't even broken a sweat yet. It's ti...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Mountain Bike the North Table Mountain Loop

    4.5
    7.5 mi / 890 ft gain
    Once you're parked, you can choose to ride this trail either counterclockwise or clockwise. My personal recommendation is CCW, which entails you head up the steep paved road on the east-southeast corner of the parking lot first. The climb is about 10 minutes of grunt work and then on to flat grou...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike the North Table Mountain Loop

    3.1 mi / 400 ft gain
    The hike starts out from the North Table Mountain Park parking lot just east of Highway 93 on the North Table Loop Trail, with a half-mile fire road straight up the mountain. This fire road is by far the most strenuous part of the hike, and is essentially the sole elevation gain for the hike; onc...
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  • Lakewood, Colorado

    Hike to Radio Tower Overlook

    4 mi / 1312 ft gain
    I loved this trail when I lived in Lakewood. It has a decent elevation gain, close to the city, spectacular views, and you can pretty much hike it year round unless you just had a winter snow storm (though you could just hike in snow boots!). I take the John O Hayden Trail from the Utah Parking l...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Argos Trail & Magic Mountain Trail Loop

    5.0
    1.91 mi / 397 ft gain
    Argos Trail & Magic Mountain Trail Loop is a scenic loop that's great for stretching your legs in Apex Park near Golden Colorado. This trail is fun for the family (baby carrier needed for families with newborns) and for your pup (on-leash). NOTEOdd days of the month (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) are...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike Mount Galbraith

    5.0
    5.8 mi / 1247 ft gain
    Starting at roughly 6,000 ft. this hike will take you to the Mount Galbraith Loop Trail that circles the summit of the Mountain which peaks at 7,247 ft.  Getting there is very simple, from State Highway 93, take Golden Gate Canyon Road west approximately 1.5 miles to the parking area and trailhea...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike the Morrison Slide in Matthews / Winters Park

    4.2
    4.7 mi / 600 ft gain
    Start at the trailhead located at 1103 County Hwy. 93 and enjoy a little warm up time by the creek that winds past wild plum, chokecherry, and willow trees. Matthews-Winters Park is filled with red rock formations that make for amazing scenery. It also has the remnants of a historic cemetery. The...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Matthews/Winters Park Loop

    4.0
    4.99 mi / 827 ft gain
    Matthews/Winters Park, which is part of the Jefferson County Open Space system, is proof that you do not have to go far from the city to enjoy the mountains. Nestled in the foothills between Golden and Morrison just off I-70 and C-470, Matthews/Winters is easy to access from Denver and any of the...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike the Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

    4.7
    3.3 mi
    From the parking lot, take South Flatiron Vista Trail for 2.4 miles, where you'll cross onto North Flatiron Vista Trail. In 1 mile, take the connector trail back to the trailhead. To shorten the loop to 2 miles, hike South Flatiron for just 1 mile to Prairie Vista Trail, which leads back to the c...
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Camping and Lodging in Twin Lakes

Cold Springs
Black Hawk, Colorado

Cold Springs

Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday
Central City, Colorado

Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday

Kelly Dahl
Rollinsville, Colorado

Kelly Dahl

Pickle Gulch
Black Hawk, Colorado

Pickle Gulch

Indian Creek Equestrian Campground
Sedalia, Colorado

Indian Creek Equestrian Campground

Echo Lake
Evergreen, Colorado

Echo Lake

Guides, Insights and Stories from Twin Lakes

Weekend Excursion: 72 Hours In Denver (Winter Edition)

Weekend Excursion: 72 Hours In Denver (Winter Edition)

Eric Schuette

7 Family Friendly Adventures Near Denver

7 Family Friendly Adventures Near Denver

Sara Sheehy

Top 10 Gear Picks from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

Top 10 Gear Picks from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

Liam McNally

With VF move, Denver cements itself as a leader in the outdoor recreation economy

With VF move, Denver cements itself as a leader in the outdoor recreation economy

Kyle Frost

The Dogs of Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018

The Dogs of Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018

Kristi Teplitz

Kicking Off Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018: Urban Packrafting, Demo Day, and More

Kicking Off Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018: Urban Packrafting, Demo Day, and More

Liam McNally