Twin Cone

4.5/5 (12 reviews)
Jefferson, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2022
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Highlights

Twin Cone is a 4x4 trail that ends at some beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains from an elevation of 12,283' while having a bunch of fun along the way there. The trail starts at the summit of Kenosha Pass taking you east up the top of North Peak Twin Cone Pass. You drive through several Aspen tree tunnels and see beautiful valley views making this an excellent fall colors trail. Note: This trail is no longer open all the way to the top.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (12 reviews)
Todd
Official Crew
103150
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/24/2022

Closed for the season! See you next year!
Ray
6450
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran the trail to the closure gate (which was open), parked and hiked the north peak. A lot of great camping with one site in particular having stellar views. The road has gotten rougher and needs a rating bump to a 3 in my eyes. After the closure gate, the road gets immediately gnarly with huge boulders, deep off camber sections and incredibly steep and loose hill climbs, I imagine a big tire jeep or something of the like with a competent driver would perform fine if it was open. Observed many vehicles not heeding the closure, was able to educate one SxS user and they obliged. Had lunch and enjoyed the scenery by the creek after our hike, overall a great day with perfect weather.
Trail Review: Twin Cone - Ray
Trail Review: Twin Cone - Ray
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Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
79550
Status: Open
Visited: 05/17/2022

Seasonal gate has been opened. Trail is open to the 5 mile mark where the closure from 2016 is still in place.
Todd
Official Crew
103150
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/18/2021

This trail is closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Scott
4400
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/01/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail since it had been on my list but I knew you could only go so far. Got about 4 miles in past the switchbacks to a nice overlook. Pushed on to the 5 mile mark and there is a red and white closed gate just before the tree line. Also to note the second private gate is no longer there. We were stopped by a ranger on the way out and he asked how far we went. Sounded like someone went to the top and he was looking for them. I didn't get a pic of the gate but there is a clear area to turn around at that point. Pretty sure that is the legal end of the trail.

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