- Distance: 7.4 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain: 2,338 feet
- Type of Trail: Out and Back, Strenuous
The hike to Twin Sisters Peak is both challenging and rewarding. This hike features a forested trail, the traverse of a landslide, and steep switchbacks leading to a breathtaking view. The final push to the summit requires an exciting rock scramble to the top of Twin Sisters Peak East. From the peak, hikers can enjoy wonderful views of Longs Peak, Mount Meeker, Estes Cone, and the Continental Divide.
Altitude Warning: Altitude sickness affects many visitors every year. Symptoms include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, and even unconsciousness. Altitude can also aggravate pre-existing conditions like heart and lung disease. Take your time, drink water, eat, and rest. The only cure for altitude sickness is to go down to a lower altitude.