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Twin Lakes

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Address: Leadville, CO
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Formed by a dam, Twin Lakes is surrounded by biking trails and is also...

Formed by a dam, Twin Lakes is surrounded by biking trails and is also enjoyed by fishermen.

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Breathtaking

Stopped here on our way to Leadville.. Late September and the Arsenal were a spectacular yellow. We picked up a picnic lunch and just hung out for hours. Must See!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maggie214
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to Leadville.. Late September and the Arsenal were a spectacular yellow. We picked up a picnic lunch and just hung out for hours. Must See!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Twin Lakes is a great quaint village that affords lodging, food, fishing, camping, hiking and great outdoor fun! Lake Creek provide great rainbow & brown trout and Twin Lakes have some great lake trout. The pace is slow, quiet and relaxed yet, there are plenty of activities for the whole family!

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Thank Tennesseepasskid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice area to visit. Very scenic and good fishing. Old historic town, watch your speed through here. You pass through here on your way to Leadville from Independence Pass.

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Sainte-Sophie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

You can just walk and admire the landscape, have a time to have reflextion, just a place to be and relax...

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Thank dpoi
Woodland Park, Colorado
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is our favorite place to camp in the summer. The scenery is just beautiful. Also a good place to boat and fish.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very nice drive from Vail area, and got a chuckle out of the town of Twin Lakes. Across from the general store and visitor center sits a real sheriffs car tucked under the trees, appearing to the wary as a speed trap. As the area has a 35 mule an hr speed zone thru , the sheriffs car and the... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Fairly primitive camping. 1 vault toilet, 1 snap down faucet, and 1 bear proof dumpster per camping loop. No lights, no hookups. Firewood available from camp host. DO NOT leave campfire unattended. Have a bucket to carry water in from the snapdown faucet. Rules are strict to protect the forest, and must be observed. Do not tie anything to any... More 

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Forney, Texas
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I camped on the shores of Twin Lakes when I was a kid. Much has changed over the years. These are beautiful lakes easily accessible off of the road between Leadville and Buena Vista. My biggest complaint about Twin Lakes now is that every area has a fee. I just wanted an area to go take in the scenery and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Twin Lakes lie in a valley overlooked by Mt. Elbert. The Lakes are beautiful when viewed from the surrounding mountains above, or from the highway, or from the beach. I would recommend coming in the fall to view the resplendent Aspen trees that lie in abundance around the Lake. Their is a small "town" with boat tours.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

While Driving from Leadville to Independence Pass, had to go through Twin Lakes. Didn't realize this gem was along the way. Stopped at the multiple parking areas along Hwy 82 and hiked a little as well; mainly because it was so incredibly beautiful. The views left such an impact on me, I researched the area. Found you could take a... More 

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