Guidebook for Twin Lakes

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Guidebook for Twin Lakes

Food Scene

City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso
508 Harrison Avenue
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Historic hotel and restaurant in Twin Lakes Village built in 1879. Good for a special occasion dinner or happy hour cocktail in the saloon. The menu changes throughout the year, but we recommend the trout amandine if it's available.
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The Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon
6435 CO-82
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Historic hotel and restaurant in Twin Lakes Village built in 1879. Good for a special occasion dinner or happy hour cocktail in the saloon. The menu changes throughout the year, but we recommend the trout amandine if it's available.
Great pizza, salads and sandwiches with a nice back patio with a view of Mt. Massive.
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High Mountain Pies
115 West 4th Street
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Great pizza, salads and sandwiches with a nice back patio with a view of Mt. Massive.
Healthy bowls, sandwiches and salads made from fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients.
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House Rock Kitchen
421 E Main St
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Healthy bowls, sandwiches and salads made from fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients.
Try the wild game sausage platter or a wood-fired pizza, and wash it down with a locally brewed River Runners Pale Ale.
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Eddyline Restaurant | South Main
926 South Main Street
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Try the wild game sausage platter or a wood-fired pizza, and wash it down with a locally brewed River Runners Pale Ale.
American brunch, lunch and dinner fare with a regular lineup of live music.
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The Lariat
206 E Main St
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American brunch, lunch and dinner fare with a regular lineup of live music.
Very affordable and known for having one thing on the menu: steak! (Well, they have a few other options for kids and vegetarians, but you basically just choose your size of steak and go from there)
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Quincys Steak & Spirits
416 Harrison Ave
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Very affordable and known for having one thing on the menu: steak! (Well, they have a few other options for kids and vegetarians, but you basically just choose your size of steak and go from there)
Great food and extensive local beer list
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Tennessee Pass Cafe
222 Harrison Avenue
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Great food and extensive local beer list

Sightseeing

Beautiful winding road through natural scenery and views of some of Colorado's most dramatic peaks.
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Independence Pass
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Beautiful winding road through natural scenery and views of some of Colorado's most dramatic peaks.
The volunteer-run Red Rooster Visitor Center in the heart of Twin Lakes is a great starting point for a self-guided walking tour of Twin Lakes.
Twin Lakes Visitor Center
The volunteer-run Red Rooster Visitor Center in the heart of Twin Lakes is a great starting point for a self-guided walking tour of Twin Lakes.
Scenic narrated tours of Twin Lakes, located among the highest peaks in Colorado. Tour includes both the upper and lower glacially formed lakes and a tour of the historic Interlaken resort, established in the late 1800's as a getaway for wealthy mining tycoons.
Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours
Scenic narrated tours of Twin Lakes, located among the highest peaks in Colorado. Tour includes both the upper and lower glacially formed lakes and a tour of the historic Interlaken resort, established in the late 1800's as a getaway for wealthy mining tycoons.
Take the beautiful drive over Independence Pass for a luxury shopping and dining experience.
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Aspen
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Take the beautiful drive over Independence Pass for a luxury shopping and dining experience.
Scenic train ride through the Rockies
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Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Co
326 East 7th Street
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Scenic train ride through the Rockies

Drinks & Nightlife

Started in Leadville at 10,200 feet in elevation this location touts itself as "America's highest brewery."
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Periodic Brewing
115 E 7th St
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Started in Leadville at 10,200 feet in elevation this location touts itself as "America's highest brewery."
Visit the Eddyline taproom to taste some of their standards or enjoy seasonal and small batch brews.
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Eddyline Brewery
102 Linderman Avenue
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Visit the Eddyline taproom to taste some of their standards or enjoy seasonal and small batch brews.
Also a restaurant, this bar has the feel of an old time western saloon.
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The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon
315 Harrison Avenue
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Also a restaurant, this bar has the feel of an old time western saloon.

Arts & Culture

Renovation and preservation on this historic site began in 2016. Take a tour or attend a live theater, opera or concert event.
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Tabor Opera House
308 Harrison Ave
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Renovation and preservation on this historic site began in 2016. Take a tour or attend a live theater, opera or concert event.
The museum's mission is to tell the story of mining, its people, and its importance to the American public. This 25,000 square foot monument to the men and women of mining is referred to as the Smithsonian of the Rockies.
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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
120 West 9th Street
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The museum's mission is to tell the story of mining, its people, and its importance to the American public. This 25,000 square foot monument to the men and women of mining is referred to as the Smithsonian of the Rockies.
Gallery with works on display from local artists
Shooting Star Gallery
6531 Colorado 82
Gallery with works on display from local artists

Essentials

Full service grocery store on the north side of Leadville. This would be the place to stop for groceries if heading to the cabin through Leadville.
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Safeway
1900 North Poplar Street
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Full service grocery store on the north side of Leadville. This would be the place to stop for groceries if heading to the cabin through Leadville.
Stocked with basic essentials, this is the closest convenience store to the cabin.
Twin Lakes General Store
6451 CO-82
Stocked with basic essentials, this is the closest convenience store to the cabin.
In a big warehouse building, this gas station and general store sells a little bit of everything, and it is worth a visit just check out all the novelties.
Saturday's Discount
12655 U.S. 24
In a big warehouse building, this gas station and general store sells a little bit of everything, and it is worth a visit just check out all the novelties.

Parks & Nature

Colorado's tallest peak, the south trailhead for Mount Elbert is quickly accessible from the cabin. Often referred to as a gentle giant, Mount Elbert is a relatively gradual hike over 10 miles.
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Mount Elbert
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Colorado's tallest peak, the south trailhead for Mount Elbert is quickly accessible from the cabin. Often referred to as a gentle giant, Mount Elbert is a relatively gradual hike over 10 miles.
Climb the fifth tallest peak in Colorado. Four routes to the summit range from 7 to 9.5 miles round trip.
La Plata Peak
Climb the fifth tallest peak in Colorado. Four routes to the summit range from 7 to 9.5 miles round trip.
Two trailheads with multiple routes to the summit of this 13,933 foot peak. Make the climb during the day then come back to the cabin deck and look across the lake at Mt. Hope to relish your accomplishment.
Mount Hope
Two trailheads with multiple routes to the summit of this 13,933 foot peak. Make the climb during the day then come back to the cabin deck and look across the lake at Mt. Hope to relish your accomplishment.
Great fishing at the base of Mount Elbert. Beautiful place in the mornings.
Mount Elbert Forebay
Great fishing at the base of Mount Elbert. Beautiful place in the mornings.
Fishing, boating, swimming.
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Turquoise Lake
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Fishing, boating, swimming.

Entertainment & Activities

Skiing and snowboarding
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Ski Cooper
232 County Road 29
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Skiing and snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding
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Copper Mountain
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Skiing and snowboarding
Natural hot springs outside of Buena Vista. Great place to stop after a long hike.
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Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
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Natural hot springs outside of Buena Vista. Great place to stop after a long hike.
Soak in the hot springs after a long day of outdoor activity
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Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort
15870 County Road 162
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Soak in the hot springs after a long day of outdoor activity