Twin Sisters (11,428′)

Twin Sisters (11,428′)

The Twin Sisters ridge runs nearly two miles along the east central boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. From the summit there are panoramic views of the eastern plains, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Longs Peak.

 

StatsRoute DescriptionDirectionsNotes
  • Trailhead:        Twin Sisters
  • Round trip:     7 miles / 11.3 km
  • Elevation:        9,060′-11,428′ (+2,368) / 2,761m – 3,483m (+722m)

The trail climbs through endless switchbacks in a lodgepole pine forest before opening onto a boulder field above timberline. A significant portion of the trail passes through Rocky Mountain National Park. Near the summit there is a radio tower and stone building, a weather vane, and solar cell panels. From there, reaching the summit requires an additional rock scramble up a short trail. From the summit there are panoramic views of the eastern plains, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Longs Peak. Twin Sisters trailhead is located on national park land.

Massive rock-slide area along trail in September of 2013.

GPS Track

Twin Sisters trek

Twin Sisters
Twin Sisters

Pictures

  • View of Longs Peak and Mt Meeker from the Twin Sisters trail

    View of Longs Peak and Mt Meeker from the Twin Sisters trail

  • Landslide wreckage from September 2011

    Landslide wreckage from September 2011

  • View of the 2011 landslide on Twin Sisters Peak trail

    View of the 2011 landslide on Twin Sisters Peak trail

  • View of Longs Peak and Mt Meeker from the summit of Twin Sisters Peak

    View of Longs Peak and Mt Meeker from the summit of Twin Sisters Peak

  • Summit views to the northwest

    Summit views to the northwest

  • Above treeline looking northwest

    Above treeline looking northwest

  • Alison keeping guard against the hungry marmots

    Alison keeping guard against the hungry marmots

  • Peak to Peak view of Twin Sisters Peaks

    Peak to Peak view of Twin Sisters Peaks

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