This is a great "starter hike" for anyone coming to the park from a lower elevation. Great one for the family as well. I love using this mountain for trail running or a sunrise hike. In late summer, you might even see some Bighorn sheep:)
Easy day hike...very pleasant and throughout the majority of the climb you the Eastern face of Longs and Meekers are exposed and they are jaw-dropping...
Got a late start on a Sunday, 11:30 AM, as church had to be attended. Then it was off to worship in a different kind of cathedral.
Weather was warm and alternated between clouds and sun. Carried wind pants and Gore-tex shell but didn't need them. We did experience a bit of rain, but nothing worth mentioning. Clouds blew in over Longs/Meeker while on the Twin Sisters summit. Thunder caused us to scurry fast down the trail.
Nevertheless, the descent was warm, sunny and delightful. Twin Sisters offers the next best opportunity to photograph the Longs East Face after Mount Lady Washington.
Twin Sisters is a fabulous hike. It's only an hour from Ft. Collins or Boulder, yet offers a rugged trail and the opportunity for a high-mountain ambiance. The altitude and distance won't kill you, yet you'll feel like you really climbed a great mountain.
I had to do stuff in the morning, so I started at 2:00pm. Most of the way up was wet and cloudy, but no thunder. It cleared up a bit when we were at the summit.
We started at 11:30pm and were on the summit at 1:00am. The moon was really bright so we didn't have to break out headlamps until the last mile or so of the descent. The summit was awesome in the moonlight!
First summit for myself and 11 yr. old son. Nice hike for beginners like us. Really cool views of Longs on the way. The best part is hiking up past treeline, the panorama explodes with magnificent views that get better with more climbing as you reach the summit.
Fun scramble to the top!
This was my first major summit and I truly loved the hike. The view from the top was amazing and I will not forget it for a long time.
The best part of the hike was my hiking partner. This was our first major hike together and I look forward to many more hikes with her. She is the good looking one in the photos when I post them.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hike to anyone that is looking for an exciting and rewarding hike.
Climbed for the second time to break in some friends to hiking. Made sure I went to the East, slightly higher summit this time. A great trail in summer and winter with a nice little Class 2+ to 3 scramble to get to the East summit
Climbed it twice- 2nd time, I did it on the 4th of July... and viewed over 20 different fireworks celebrations from as far north as Cheyenne, WY to as far south as CO Springs!!!
Better than work! Great climb ^^WW
June 2004 was my first visit to Colorado, and Twin Sisters was the first long hike I did there. Climbed with Joanne Corson and Martha Cabeen. Hike was not too difficult (though tough on Joanne's and my Michigan legs), but we started late and were chased off summit by approaching storm. Thus we were not able to go to the eastern summit, and the usually spectacular view was washed-out gray mist. It rained and hailed steadily on the way down, and we were happy to change clothes and dry off in the Lily Lake center (staff there were great!).
This was a wonderful introductory hike for RMNP. We hiked to Chasm Lake two days later, and Twin Sisters provided a great warm up. Not satisfied with this brief, delicious taste of the mountains (hail and all), I am moving to CO in August 2005, and look forward to climbing Twin Sisters again.
This was an annual hike I did with my Dad.
This was the first mountain I had ever hiked. It was a huge
thrill for a 12 year old kid from Missouri. There used to be a camp at the base of the mountain. Two people lived in a fire tower on the summit.
My first 11 thousander. Pretty mellow climb. Did it before breakfast one time. My wife would have been very angry had I missed one of the Aspen Lodge breakfasts. The place was very cool but not cheap. Climbed this several times.
Really great hike. I took my snow shoes and used them on the way up, but they weren't really needed. Trail was pretty well packed, but the shoes were nice for traction. First winter summit for me, and first snowshoe adventure, so it took me a while to get to the top (about 3 1/2 hours) and I didnt get the great views of RMNP because it was shrouded in cloud cover, but great views looking east!!
We had a great climb. This is a really fun little hike. We climbed this on our 18th wedding anniversary trip.
First moutain I climbed upon moving to Colorado. Sweet view of Rocky Mountain National Park and Longs Peak from the summit.
Great hike, short and easy.
Visibility was not too good, but there was not much snow on the trail.
Had a wonderful (15min) talk with Mrs. Roach on the summit. -- You never know who you might meet in the mountains!
Great day. Many, many people on the trail and even more on the summit. Had the eastern summit to myself, though.
nice short hike to get used to the altitude. Beautiful views across the Tahosa Valley to Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker.