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Twin Rock Trail

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Length


2.3 Miles 3.6 Kilometers


339' 103 m

Ascent

-114' -35 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

8,726' 2,660 m

High

8,444' 2,574 m

Low

Shared By Will Sunderland

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A lovely trail with mountain views and aspen groves.

Will Sunderland

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Park hours vary but are generally sunrise to sunset. A $5 per person fee applies, payable at the park visitor center.

Description

Climbing away from the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center or the Hornbek Homestead Parking Lot, this trail passes over a rise giving great views of the mountains to the west, and on clear days, south toward the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Dropping off the geologically significant rise, the trail meanders through montane environments, along a stream, and into aspen glades. The trail ends near granite boulders called the Twin Rocks. Meet up with someone on this end to be picked up or reverse the route for a nice 10k route back to the visitor center.

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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Ann M  
Very peaceful and less trafficked (at least the day I was there) trail with beautiful rock formations, a walk along a brook, and meadows. 6.8 miles RT from the visitor center; most of elevation gain from that starting point is within the 1st mile as you head up a hill. Good trail for children too (if they don't mind the distance). Saw many birds and some butterflies. I did a 8.5 mile loop which was a good workout. Apr 22, 2018

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