Once an iconic high alpine Colorado rock crawling trail, Twin Cone was an unfortunate victim of trail closure litigation in 2015. This litigation gated off the upper 2 miles of trail and all of the difficult rock sections. The trail starts at the summit of Kenosha Pass and goes east towards North Twin Cone Peak, passing through several Aspen tree tunnels. Beautiful valley views make this an excellent fall colors trail.
The trail officially ends at the 5.5-mile mark, where you reach a steel Forest Service gate. Regardless of the position of this gate, the road is closed to motor vehicle traffic beyond this point and well signed. The road surface is mostly packed dirt with small embedded rocks and occasional potholes. The trail is now suitable for any vehicle with good ground clearance. Seasonally closed 1/1-5/15. The opening date is dependent on wet conditions. Several good dispersed campsites are along the route.
Please respect closures and contact local officials to learn more about how you can help attempt to re-open the remaining section of trail for future use.
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