Twin Sisters Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado 80511

Elevation Gain2,391ft
Trailhead Elevation9,211ft
Elevation Min/Max9197/11415ft
Elevation Start/End9211/9211ft

Twin Sisters Trail

Twin Sisters Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 9,211 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,391 feet. The trail ends near Twin Sisters Peaks (elevation 11,332 feet). This trail connects with the following: Lookout Springs Trail.

Twin Sisters Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The hike to this summit in a corner of Rocky Mountain National Park is justifiably popular for its magnificent view of famous Longs Peak. The hike to Twin Sisters is quite popular. Much of the route lies in a detached, southeastern segment of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail is clear and provides a gradual ascent to two adjacent summits with excellent vistas.

Along the way, there are occasional, teasing glimpses of Longs Peak, and above timberline, there are good views of Estes Park to the north, but the show-stopper comes when topping out on the summit with a magnificent view of the famous East Face of Longs. This also makes a pretty hike in the fall when aspens of the Butterfly Burn, the peculiar-shaped site of an old fire, put on a remarkable display on the western slopes of Twin Sisters. No entrance fee is required but pets, vehicles and guns are forbidden in the National Park."

"Hikers have long regarded Twin Sisters Peaks on the east side of the Tahosa Valley as a high platform from which to view higher wonders.

On the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Twin Sisters is (are) a ridge of confusing plurals. On the same map you’ll see the name Twin Sisters Peaks at three high points along a whole ridge named Twin Sisters Mountain. Travelers along the Tahosa Valley may care little about exactly what to call Twin Sisters when visual attention naturally pivots west to the gigantic glory of Longs Peak. Hikers, though, wind back and forth up Twin Sisters to surmount a viewing platform from which to admire higher hiking goals."

"These are the two easternmost summits in Rocky Mountain National Park. Their position
gives hikers awesome views of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker, and tiny Estes Cone. You can also see
a more distant view of the Continental Divide in Rocky Park. This gradual ascent is a fun climb with minor rock scrambling for the final summits. It is a great family summit."

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Roosevelt National Forest
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Jul 2018