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Twin Sisters Peaks Trail

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Address: US Hwy 7, access road to trailhead is the dirty road adjacent to the Lily Lake Vistor, Center parking lot., Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Breathtaking!

Awesome views of longs peak and the mountain range. This trail is south of Estes park. There is not much parking so go early. The trail is quite strenuous especially around where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Stratford, Wisconsin
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Stratford, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Awesome views of longs peak and the mountain range. This trail is south of Estes park. There is not much parking so go early. The trail is quite strenuous especially around where the land slide took place. The new trail is very well marked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is moderately difficult hike with an amazing panoramic view at the top. Well worth the 3.5 mile, 2000 foot vertical trek to the summit. The hike can be described in 3 sections. The first takes you from the trailhead to the landslide, and is the worst part of the hike. A lot of vertical over rocky trail through forest... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The trail can be fairly rough at times. There is a large section of switchbacks that washed out during the flood of 2013. Once you cross over the washout you have to go straight up the mountain in several places. Once above treeline you still have a little bit to go, however the views once you summit are worth every... More 

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Thank Trenton H
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was an absolutely gorgeous hike of about 8 miles round trip and 3000 vertical feet up and down. Stunning veiws and the top is 360. It's also referred to as The Twin Sisters trail. The hike was recommended by the Cheley Camp staff....thanks!

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Thank Mark T
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a moderate difficulty hike. The trailhead offers decent parking if you arrive early (I was there at 0600). In the trees, rocky with lots of switchbacks. Generally easy to follow. Exception can be after initially crossing the landslide piece, but take your time. Once you clear the treeline, great views. However, the last 500 ft of elevation are... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I did this hike one time just so I could go on a longer hike with the Y and will not ever do it again. Too many switch backs and rocks!! I like hikes that are lush and have lots of water. This hike is not that.

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Thank 7Lisa63
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

The trail to the summit of Twin Sisters is a long and continuous uphill hike. The route is surrounded by fairly dense lodgepole pine for most of the time. Although pleasant, the views within the forest don't change much for the first 75% of the hike and ... I hate to say it ... the never-changing scenery might seem a... More 

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Poltava, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I liked this trail. It is not the easiest one, but not to hard. Most of the trip you are in the forest (so not under the sun). There are lots of great views along the road. Go ahead and try it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a challenging hike for us. The trail length is 7.2 miles round trip which is about as far as our old feet like to hike at one time. The beginning elevation is 9,100 feet and peaks at 11,400 feet. We live at 1,120 feet and even after 10 days above 7,000 feet, we apparently had not acclimated at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We returned to this hike, after completing it as a first summit achieved in 2010. The hike is pleasant and rocky, with continuous upward switchbacks. It's really not an easy hike, although many were younger and faster than we were. This year, 2014, we found that there was a mud slide that took out part of the mountain and trail... More 

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