Interlaken Trail


View from Interlaken Trail

This 2.2-mile, non-motorized trail offers an easy walk or mountain bike ride to the historic resort cabins of Interlaken. It is also a great trail for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. From the southeast side of the dam, follow this single-track trail along the lakeside or continue up to Hope Pass. The trail provides access to the National Historic Landmark of Interlaken.

In addition to the lakes, some of Colorado’s highest peaks loom above to the west. This trail, which follows part of the Colorado Trail, puts you in the center of paradise. As you walk, ski, mountain bike ride, or snowshoe west on the Colorado Trail along the edge of the lake, you face Mount Elbert, Colorado’s highest mountain.

This hike is one of Leadville Ranger District's Suggested Day Hikes.

Interlaken Aspen leaf covered bridge Aspens and snow Interlaken trail Twin Lakes Foothills Walking the golden path Inquisitive Interlaken red squirrel

At a Glance

Best Season: Year-round
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: This is a non-motorized trail. No motorized vehicles are allowed.
Closest Towns: Buena Vista and Twin Lakes Village, CO
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: San Isabel National Forest

General Information


Parking is available at the Twin Lakes Dam.

Recreation Map

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