Twin Lakes and surrounding areas!

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Twin Lakes and surrounding areas!

Sightseeing

By car and/or short walk!
Pretty place to paddle board, swim, canoe, kayak, or just watch the day! Please don't drive off designated areas, as sagebrush is threatened. We have a lot here but it's been reducing from visitors driving on it. Pack up everything you bring in!
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Pretty place to paddle board, swim, canoe, kayak, or just watch the day! Please don't drive off designated areas, as sagebrush is threatened. We have a lot here but it's been reducing from visitors driving on it. Pack up everything you bring in!
Cool deserted town from days of yore, beautiful views and fun little walk from the car! Be careful parking! Please remember to donate a little cash before you leave so we can keep it open to the public and tended to :D
Independence Ghost Town
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Cool deserted town from days of yore, beautiful views and fun little walk from the car! Be careful parking! Please remember to donate a little cash before you leave so we can keep it open to the public and tended to :D
Gorgeous drive but can be a bit dangerous if you aren't careful with all the curves and swerves. Large trucks and commercial vehicles not allowed. Don't forget that the car going down hill has the right of way! Honk lightly if you need to let people know you're coming around the band.
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Independence Pass
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Gorgeous drive but can be a bit dangerous if you aren't careful with all the curves and swerves. Large trucks and commercial vehicles not allowed. Don't forget that the car going down hill has the right of way! Honk lightly if you need to let people know you're coming around the band.
Neat place to see what moves are being made to help our eco-system and lakes in the area!
Leadville National Fish Hatchery - Hatchery Building
2846 Colorado 300
Neat place to see what moves are being made to help our eco-system and lakes in the area!
Ride the railroad for panoramic views of the gorgeous mountains!!
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Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Co
326 East 7th Street
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Ride the railroad for panoramic views of the gorgeous mountains!!
An awesome resource with enthusiastic volunteers (locals!) to help you on your way :) huge part of our town!
Twin Lakes Visitor Center
An awesome resource with enthusiastic volunteers (locals!) to help you on your way :) huge part of our town!
You've seen the sign! This place is loaded with paraphernalia and neat things to see. Mainly simple bar food. A fun place to see!
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The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon
315 Harrison Avenue
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You've seen the sign! This place is loaded with paraphernalia and neat things to see. Mainly simple bar food. A fun place to see!
Dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people who work with natural resources. The museum also participates in efforts to inform the public about the mining industry.
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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
120 West 9th Street
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Dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people who work with natural resources. The museum also participates in efforts to inform the public about the mining industry.
Seasonal concerts & community events in a restored 1879 stone & brick building with guided tours! It's on the main drag so it's easy to pop in before or after lunch. Sometimes not available for tours because of construction.
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Tabor Opera House
308 Harrison Ave
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Seasonal concerts & community events in a restored 1879 stone & brick building with guided tours! It's on the main drag so it's easy to pop in before or after lunch. Sometimes not available for tours because of construction.
Cute place, wonderful owner and makers! Check out art and items made by talented locals while you take a little walk around :)
Shooting Star Gallery
6531 Colorado 82
Cute place, wonderful owner and makers! Check out art and items made by talented locals while you take a little walk around :)
Gorgeous views! Be careful driving: go slow! The road hugs the mountain so it's very curvy and steep in places - it is tightest between the pass and Aspen. Be aware that the car going UPHILL has the right of way, share the road and watch for CYCLISTS!
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Independence Pass
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Gorgeous views! Be careful driving: go slow! The road hugs the mountain so it's very curvy and steep in places - it is tightest between the pass and Aspen. Be aware that the car going UPHILL has the right of way, share the road and watch for CYCLISTS!

Food scene

Delicious restaurants
It's a little more upscale, but relaxed. Smallish but excellent Colorado beer selection, delicious variety of fresh and local ingredients, homemade bread, and a nice, sunny space and patio. They may require reservations for large groups, or dinner.
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Wesley & Rose Lobby Bar
1012 Front Loop
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It's a little more upscale, but relaxed. Smallish but excellent Colorado beer selection, delicious variety of fresh and local ingredients, homemade bread, and a nice, sunny space and patio. They may require reservations for large groups, or dinner.
Delicious pizza, fresh salads. We love to order a pizza and sit out back to have it brought out to us, and if you order a pizza right as you leave your cabin it will be ready to go when you arrive.
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High Mountain Pies
115 West 4th Street
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Delicious pizza, fresh salads. We love to order a pizza and sit out back to have it brought out to us, and if you order a pizza right as you leave your cabin it will be ready to go when you arrive.
Super cute place with places to sit on the roof! Delicious cocktails, great views and they also have live music most Saturdays!
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Treeline Kitchen
615 Harrison Ave
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Super cute place with places to sit on the roof! Delicious cocktails, great views and they also have live music most Saturdays!
This place is so cool, you'll see a moose sculpture (sometimes dressed up!) and they serve many different kinds of pie! It's sort of diner-y in vibe and the sort of dining: the menu is lengthy (great lunch- fresh salads and burgers or sandwiches, and more), it's a community hub and it's huge. Patient servers that have worked there for years. Great for kids and groups, or alone or with 1 other person. They have live music some nights, but my favorite part about Jan's (besides the food and the sweet servers) is how it's decorated. It's like every inch of the wall has a historic photo, painting, article of clothing or artifact. It's very cute and has a sweet family-feel that we love.
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Jan's Restaurant
304 US Highway 24 North
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This place is so cool, you'll see a moose sculpture (sometimes dressed up!) and they serve many different kinds of pie! It's sort of diner-y in vibe and the sort of dining: the menu is lengthy (great lunch- fresh salads and burgers or sandwiches, and more), it's a community hub and it's huge. Patient servers that have worked there for years. Great for kids and groups, or alone or with 1 other person. They have live music some nights, but my favorite part about Jan's (besides the food and the sweet servers) is how it's decorated. It's like every inch of the wall has a historic photo, painting, article of clothing or artifact. It's very cute and has a sweet family-feel that we love.
Delicious casual burgers and beers! Outdoor area with picnic tables. Can be a bit of a wait.
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The Buena Viking
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Delicious casual burgers and beers! Outdoor area with picnic tables. Can be a bit of a wait.
Gelato! Baked treats! Espresso!
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The Midland Stop
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Gelato! Baked treats! Espresso!
Closest health food store with local and organic produce and meat. It is small so we recommend calling first if there's anything specific that you're looking for!
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The Lettucehead Food Company
545 US Highway 24 North
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Closest health food store with local and organic produce and meat. It is small so we recommend calling first if there's anything specific that you're looking for!
A lively patio with games abuts this modern, health-conscious stop for burgers, sandwiches & bowls. Great for a group or family
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House Rock Kitchen
421 E Main St
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A lively patio with games abuts this modern, health-conscious stop for burgers, sandwiches & bowls. Great for a group or family
Have not been but want to! :) Let us know what you think. Customizable fro-yo & health-conscious New American meals in an outdoor gear & apparel store.
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Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up
402 East Main Street
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Have not been but want to! :) Let us know what you think. Customizable fro-yo & health-conscious New American meals in an outdoor gear & apparel store.
Excellent pizza (we loved the Mediterranean) and excellent variety of Colorado beers. Nice servers, decent prices and airy, modern space.
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Crave
300 East Main Street
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Excellent pizza (we loved the Mediterranean) and excellent variety of Colorado beers. Nice servers, decent prices and airy, modern space.

City/town information

Just the closest towns to our cabins!
Old school Colorado town with fun signage, cute small businesses on a nice walkable shopping strip. Also hot springs that are supposedly some of the nicest in Colorado (I have not been but friends rave about them). It's one of the biggest city/towns in the area and has an area for the larger box stores like Walmart.
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Salida
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Old school Colorado town with fun signage, cute small businesses on a nice walkable shopping strip. Also hot springs that are supposedly some of the nicest in Colorado (I have not been but friends rave about them). It's one of the biggest city/towns in the area and has an area for the larger box stores like Walmart.
Walkable downtown area with a farmer's market and people playing music on the street (Saturdays). Many high-end stores and restaurants!
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Aspen
304 East Hopkins Avenue #B
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Walkable downtown area with a farmer's market and people playing music on the street (Saturdays). Many high-end stores and restaurants!
Cute little town with a few grocery stores and nice restaurants! Gorgeous drive and beautiful views, also a drive-in movie theater and hot springs! It's a more "modern" town than Leadville in terms of houses. Arkansas River goes through the town which is nice to walk alone (and a fairly flat). Plus disc golf, Whitewater park (Riverside park with 5 main whitewater structures for kayaking/rafting, plus climbing walls & trails), and more!
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Buena Vista
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Cute little town with a few grocery stores and nice restaurants! Gorgeous drive and beautiful views, also a drive-in movie theater and hot springs! It's a more "modern" town than Leadville in terms of houses. Arkansas River goes through the town which is nice to walk alone (and a fairly flat). Plus disc golf, Whitewater park (Riverside park with 5 main whitewater structures for kayaking/rafting, plus climbing walls & trails), and more!
Our closest city/town, and our county seat! Cute shopping strip with family-run stores, antique shops, galleries and mining museum, and visitors center! Historic and proud of it. Plus places to rent gear, if you need it!
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Leadville
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Our closest city/town, and our county seat! Cute shopping strip with family-run stores, antique shops, galleries and mining museum, and visitors center! Historic and proud of it. Plus places to rent gear, if you need it!

Breweries

Fun places to experience local beers you may not find anywhere else!
Delicious beer: malty, hoppy, crisp, sour! You can get flights.
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Elevation Beer Company
115 Pahlone Parkway
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Delicious beer: malty, hoppy, crisp, sour! You can get flights.
Great beer and great food! Fun atmosphere and they brew their own kombucha if you don't drink alcohol
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Soulcraft Brewing
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Great beer and great food! Fun atmosphere and they brew their own kombucha if you don't drink alcohol
Fun tiny "punk" beer bar built in an old jailhouse. Inside you'll see where people were once locked up, ha! Decorative bicycles set up as a sculpture, small with indoor and outdoor seating.
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The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar
412 E Main St
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Fun tiny "punk" beer bar built in an old jailhouse. Inside you'll see where people were once locked up, ha! Decorative bicycles set up as a sculpture, small with indoor and outdoor seating.

Cannabis Dispensaries and Liquor/Wine stores

If you partake!
One of the closer recreational dispensaries in the area, they specialize in CBD for athletes as well as my fellow mortals. If you are curious about what they have in stock check out their site, leafly.com, or give them a call!
Floyd's of Leadville HQ
1101 Poplar Street
One of the closer recreational dispensaries in the area, they specialize in CBD for athletes as well as my fellow mortals. If you are curious about what they have in stock check out their site, leafly.com, or give them a call!
This is a great little dispensary right on a main area and adjacent to a little sandwich shop. It looks more like an apple store (or fine jewelry store)
Silverpeak
520 E Cooper Ave
This is a great little dispensary right on a main area and adjacent to a little sandwich shop. It looks more like an apple store (or fine jewelry store)
If you're in Buena Vista and looking for beer, this is a great place! They stock lots of local brews as well as liquor and wine.
High Peaks Liquor
12916 US-24
If you're in Buena Vista and looking for beer, this is a great place! They stock lots of local brews as well as liquor and wine.
Small place with a big selection of Colorado beers, plus liquor and wine!
Mt. Massive Liquors
1017 Poplar St
Small place with a big selection of Colorado beers, plus liquor and wine!

Hikes! And walks :)

Just a few hikes (and walks) we like near our house. Please do a little research before you go to be sure you have everything you need and are starting at a good point. PLEASE PACK IT UP BEFORE YOU LEAVE and don't leave garbage, and stay on the trail to help preserve the threatened SAGEBRUSH and the GROUSE that need it! :D
Closest trailhead to Mt Elbert the village!! This is a neat little hike if you'd like views but want something a little shorter than the whole 14'er. Lots of aspen! Parking is limited.
South Mount Elbert Trailhead, Colorado
Closest trailhead to Mt Elbert the village!! This is a neat little hike if you'd like views but want something a little shorter than the whole 14'er. Lots of aspen! Parking is limited.
RATED HARD. A further trailhead for this beloved 14'er! If you are looking for something closer (and possibly less intense depending on the direction) then check out the south trailhead!
Mt Elbert Trailhead parking lot
RATED HARD. A further trailhead for this beloved 14'er! If you are looking for something closer (and possibly less intense depending on the direction) then check out the south trailhead!
RATED HARD. Gorgeous and popular hike! Advise that you start early (like any of the longer and more strenuous hikes!)
Hope Pass
RATED HARD. Gorgeous and popular hike! Advise that you start early (like any of the longer and more strenuous hikes!)
RATED EASY. This walk is alongside the water, refreshing and gorgeous! Mostly flat but a few miles long and totally worth the visit if you can swing it. Really awesome old "resort" that Twin Lakes locals have been rehabbing. Check out the neat details in the buildings. Please don't go off the trail so we can preserve the artifacts as well as the wild sage!! :) And pack up what you bring in. Thanks!
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Interlaken Historic Resort
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RATED EASY. This walk is alongside the water, refreshing and gorgeous! Mostly flat but a few miles long and totally worth the visit if you can swing it. Really awesome old "resort" that Twin Lakes locals have been rehabbing. Check out the neat details in the buildings. Please don't go off the trail so we can preserve the artifacts as well as the wild sage!! :) And pack up what you bring in. Thanks!
RATED MODERATE TO HARD. Super pretty! Usually has a couple lakes at the top, but there has been a drought. Still worth it, IMO!
Bartlett Gulch
RATED MODERATE TO HARD. Super pretty! Usually has a couple lakes at the top, but there has been a drought. Still worth it, IMO!
RATED EASY. Pretty trail and dogs allowed (on a leash)
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Turquoise Lake
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RATED EASY. Pretty trail and dogs allowed (on a leash)
MODERATE TO HARD. So pretty! So closeby. You can hike to hope pass, too.
Willis Gulch Trailhead
MODERATE TO HARD. So pretty! So closeby. You can hike to hope pass, too.
EASY TO MODERATE. Fun hike with or without a pup!
Riverpark Dog Park
715 Cedar Street
EASY TO MODERATE. Fun hike with or without a pup!

Rentals for Adventures

Boats, cycles, paddleboards close by!
Awesome little local business run by great people - they will give you information on where to paddle and ride! Please remember to stay on the trails and pack everything out with you!
Twin Lakes SUP & Cycle
35 County Road 26
Awesome little local business run by great people - they will give you information on where to paddle and ride! Please remember to stay on the trails and pack everything out with you!
Rent a boat! Take a boat!
Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours
Rent a boat! Take a boat!
In case you're looking for extra adventure! (I have not used this place so please double-check recommendations as I cannot vouch for them- just have not tried it myself!)
Aspen Whitewater Rafting (Twin Lakes)
759 Colorado 82
In case you're looking for extra adventure! (I have not used this place so please double-check recommendations as I cannot vouch for them- just have not tried it myself!)
I have not used this place but it has wonderful reviews! They have lots of fun things to rent and guides to help!!!
Blazing Adventures Aspen
555 East Durant Avenue
I have not used this place but it has wonderful reviews! They have lots of fun things to rent and guides to help!!!
Highly rated place with lots of rentals! Let us know what you think, can't give our opinion (have not been) but wanting to give people options :D
Mt. Elbert Canoe & Kayak Ltd.
6451 Colorado 82
Highly rated place with lots of rentals! Let us know what you think, can't give our opinion (have not been) but wanting to give people options :D