This town pulses with history and echoes from the past. Located next to two natural lakes, Twin Lakes, Colorado lies at the foot of Mt. Elbert. Twin Lakes was subject to the boom and bust of miners in search of gold and silver. Nowadays, it’s a truly beautiful spot to relax in natural surroundings.
You can fish year round on the lakes or take a canoe or a kayak out to enjoy the incredibly photogenic scenery. The town is also a wonderful spot for hiking, climbing, and exploring the mountains nearby. As the valley here has easy access to the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, there are many different routes to take to enjoy a hike through the mountains. In town, you can check out the historic district and the old cemetery.
Visit during summer or fall for the best weather.
Hikers and fishers will certainly enjoy spending time in the mountain town of Twin Lakes. As the name suggests, the town is located next to two lakes, which offer plenty of fishing and outdoor recreational activities. Rent a kayak, take out a canoe, try stand-up paddle boarding, take a guided boat tour, and much more.
Start the morning watching the sun rise over the lakes from your Twin Lakes cabin rental. Then spend your day looking for wildlife on the marshy shores, exploring one of the many hiking trails, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet.
The town has many buildings listed on the National Historic Register, and you can find out more about the town and surrounding area in the Twin Lakes Visitor Center. For the largest selection of vacation rentals, Twin Lakes Resort is centrally located and famous for fishing and family fun. There are many vacation rentals here and elsewhere around the lakes, many of which have laundry facilities, gas grills, and fire pits.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Twin Lakes. The hottest month in Twin Lakes is April, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -8 ˚F. The wettest month in Twin Lakes is August with 2.28 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 0.36 inches of rain.
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