Twin Sisters

Elevation (feet): 11,428
Elevation (meters): 3,483
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Front Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 40.283333
Longitude: -105.516667
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Denver
Convenient Center: Estes Park

Thanks to Dan Kennedy for adding this peak.

Twin Sisters in Larimer County, Colorado, is positioned just east of Rocky Mountain National Park, and is a popular training climb for people preparing to climb Longs Peak. Its 3.8-mile moderate ascent features steep switchbacks (2373 feet elevation gain) and great mountain sunrises, especially as the sun rises on Longs, which is immediately southwest.

Twin Sisters is a common name for mountains throughout the United States. In Colorado alone there are peaks known as Twin Sisters in San Juan, Saguache, and Boulder counties, in addition to the current peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Twin Sisters.

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  • Log #22008 - by butterflyer on July 15, 20103 Stars
    very fun and entertaining the boulder field at the top is amazing
  • Log #21805 - by Terrill Thompson on Nov 08, 2009
    This is typically a day hike, but I camped on the saddle hoping to get a good view of Longs Peak at sunrise. Unfortunately I awoke to falling snow and limited visibility - Longs Peak was nowhere to...
  • Log #20185 - by an anonymous user on Aug 22, 2006
    Twin Sisters was a great prep hike for Long's Peak. The weather was perfect and the views of Longs were spectacular. The trail winds back and forth below tree line and ends with a well marked trail...
  • Log #18672 - by Karen on June 23, 2004
    Hike this on July 4th... and view over 20 different fireworks celebrations from as far north as Cheyenne, WY to as far south as CO Springs!!!
  • Log #18671 - by Peter & Ben Alexander on June 22, 2004
    Fun hike, beautiful views of Long's Peak and the rest of RMNP from the top. It was pretty crowded when we were there -- definitely no solitude -- but still a great hike. If you've come from lower...
  • Log #18673 - by Chris Robinson on Feb 29, 2004
    Start early the afternoon thunder showers will get you every time.
  • Log #18674 - by Dan Kennedy on Jan 03, 2004
    It was a hike to prepare for Longs Peak, which we do a few days later. It was a beautiful climb. Reccomend it to people that want to climb a smaller peak..