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Twin-Lakes is an aptly named community in central Colorado that lies adjacent to two natural lakes at the foot of Colorado's highest peak, Mt. Elbert. Just 36 miles east of Aspen, the historic town of Twin Lakes was once a hub of activity for the miners of the area. Today, it's one of the most scenic mountain towns in Colorado, ideal for fishing and other outdoor sports. The town of Twin Lakes sits along the "Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway," which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Independence Pass, which is the highest paved mountain pass in the state, is located very nearby. The natural beauty of the area is unsurpassed. The naturally formed "twin" glacial lakes are surrounded by mountain peaks that are over 14000 feet high. Year-round activities range from fishing and boating to mountain climbing, hiking, golf, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. With all of the natural beauty surrounding Twin Lakes, scenic drives and photographic opportunities abound. Another unique experience in the Twin Lakes area is to visit one of the nearby hot springs resort-spas. The Native Americans fiercely believed the hot mineral springs nestled in the Rockies were sacred and capable of great healing properties - cleansing the body, mind and spirit. A visit to Twin Lakes is an experience you won't soon forget - an adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

Surrounding areas: Leadville, Colorado (12.7 mi), Buena Vista, Colorado (21.6 mi), Alma, Colorado (22.3 mi), Fairplay, Colorado (22.9 mi), Aspen, Colorado (24.2 mi), Meredith, Colorado (26.6 mi), Woody Creek, Colorado (29.6 mi)

Twin Lakes Vacation Rentals

Twin Lakes Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Delaware Hotel700 Harrison AveLeadville, CO12.6 mi.(719) 486-1418
Leadville Inn - Super 81128 U S Hwy 24Leadville, CO12.7 mi.(719) 486-3637
Leadville Inn25 Jacktown PLLeadville, CO12.7 mi.(719) 486-3637
Columbine Inn & Suites2019 N PoplarLeadville, CO13.3 mi.(719) 486-5650
Best Western Vista Inn733 Hwy 24 NBuena Vista, CO21.6 mi.(719) 395-8009
Super 8 Motel530 N U S Hwy 24Buena Vista, CO21.6 mi.(719) 395-8888
American Safari RanchFairplay, CO22.9 mi.(719) 836-2431
Crestahaus Lodge1301 Cooper AveAspen, CO23.7 mi.(970) 925-7081
Limelite Lodge228 E Cooper StAspen, CO23.9 mi.(970) 925-3025
Mountain House Lodge905 E HopkinsAspen, CO23.9 mi.(970) 920-2550
The Gant610 W End StAspen, CO23.9 mi.(970) 925-5000
The Little Nell Hotel675 E Durant StAspen, CO24.1 mi.(970) 920-4600
Aspen Meadows/aspen Institute845 MDWS RdAspen, CO24.2 mi.(970) 925-4240
Hotel Jerome330 E Main StAspen, CO24.3 mi.(970) 920-1000
Itt Sheraton Luxury Collection - Aspen315 E Dean StAspen, CO24.3 mi.(Inv) ali-dInp
Mountain Chalet Aspen333 E DurantAspen, CO24.3 mi.(800) 321-7813
Hotel Lenado200 S Aspen StAspen, CO24.4 mi.(970) 925-6246
Pines Lodge411 S Aspen StAspen, CO24.4 mi.(970) 925-5279
Sardy House128 E Main StAspen, CO24.4 mi.(970) 920-2525
Snowflake Inn221 E Hyman AveAspen, CO24.4 mi.(970) 925-3221
ST Moritz Lodge344 W Hyman AveAspen, CO24.6 mi.(800) 817-2069
ST Mortiz Lodge334 W Hyman AveAspen, CO24.6 mi.(970) 925-3220

Twin Lakes Weather & Climate

Central Colorado has a more complex climate than most states in the United States. Even places a few miles apart can experience entirely different weather depending on the topography of the area. The valleys are classified as a semi-arid, continental climate, which becomes a mountain or alpine climate at higher elevations. Humid microclimates may also exist in some places. Abundant sunshine and low humidity is typical in all areas. Summers are mild to warm, and thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winters are cold and snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. Solar radiation penetrates the thin atmosphere high in the mountains, which results in very pleasant temperatures during the winter. This is why skiers are often pictured in very light clothing, even though they're surrounded by snow.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 1°F 0.44 in. -
February 35°F 2°F 0.51 in. -
March 39°F 10°F 0.79 in. -
April 45°F 18°F 0.81 in. -
May 55°F 28°F 0.96 in. -
June 66°F 35°F 0.83 in. -
July 72°F 41°F 1.47 in. -
August 70°F 40°F 1.49 in. -
September 63°F 33°F 0.90 in. -
October 53°F 24°F 0.67 in. -
November 39°F 13°F 0.55 in. -
December 32°F 5°F 0.45 in. -

Twin Lakes Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Central Colorado Regional airport (7V1) located about 23 miles southeast of Twin Lakes in Buena Vista, Colorado, Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field (ASE) located approximately 27 miles northwest of Twin Lakes in Aspen, Colorado, Harriet Alexander Field (0V2) located roughly 41 miles south of Twin Lakes in Salida, Colorado, the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located around 47 miles southwest of Twin Lakes in Gunnison, Colorado, and finally the Eagle County Regional airport (EGE) located about 47 miles northwest of Twin Lakes in Vail / Eagle, Colorado.

Twin Lakes Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO77.2 mi.
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO77.8 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO87.6 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO87.6 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO91.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Mount Massive Golf CourseLeadvilleCO12.7 mi.
Collegiate Peaks Golf CourseBuena VistaCO21.8 mi.
Aspen Golf CourseAspenCO23.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO12.7 mi.
AspenAspenCO24.2 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO24.2 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO24.2 mi.
TiehackAspenCO24.2 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO33.3 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO35.4 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO38.5 mi.
VailVailCO38.5 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO56.7 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO59.6 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO65.1 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO89.5 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO94.0 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO99.7 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO110.4 mi.
Zoos and Aquariums
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO86.0 mi.
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO87.6 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO111.8 mi.

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