The trail to Interlaken leads to a turn-of-the-century ghost resort on the shores of Twin Lakes. Along the way, you’ll pass through pine forests, aspen groves, and revel in views across a large blue glacial lake and out to some of the state’s highest peaks.
When you reach Interlaken, you can wander around the buildings, tour through James Dexter’s cupola-topped cabin, and imagine Interlaken’s days as a bustling resort.
Distance: Approximately 5 miles round trip
Sports: Biking, hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing
Directions to Trailhead: From downtown Leadville, follow Highway 24 south for approximately 16 miles. Turn right (west) on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass. Drive .8 mile and turn left on County Road 25, a dirt road across from a log cabin. At the dam, turn left and then take the next right to the Colorado Trail.