Twin Lakes #402

The Twin Lakes Trail #402 begins at Forest Service Road 738, Brush Creek Road, and ends at the pretty alpine lakes. Most of this trail travels through the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and provides excellent views of Pearl Mountain and Castle Peak. It is a fairly steep climb at the beginning, but levels off in about half a mile for an easier climb to the lakes. The trail passes through forest before entering open meadows with nice camping spots.

Geo-Ref Trail Map   Geo-Reference Instructions


At a Glance

Permit Info:
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking and horseback. Wilderness restrictions apply.
Closest Towns: Crested Butte, CO
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming.
Information Center: Gunnison Ranger District

General Information


From Crested Butte: Travel south on Hwy 135 for approximately 1.8 miles to County Road 738, Brush Creek Road. Follow CR 738 for approximately 11.6 miles to the beginning of the trail on the west side of the road.


T. 13 S; R. 85 W; Section: 35. U.S.G.S. Maps: Gothic and Pearl Pass.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.9 miles

  Elevation : 
10,400 - 12,000 ft