Welcome to Beautiful Twin Lakes! Just 15 minutes from Leadville you’ll find the charming and historic village of Twin Lakes and its geological namesake, Colorado’s largest glacial lakes. Shimmering in the sun more than 300 days of the year, the lake waters reflect soaring mountaintops and provide a splendid gateway for fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, biking in the warm weather months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter -- or just soaking in the peace of the Rockies. While you’re visiting our slice of heaven, be sure to take note of our rich history, too. Twin Lakes was once a bustling hub that connected Aspen and Leadville during the Gold Rush of the 1800s, and the Red Rooster Tavern and Brothel now serves as the Twin Lakes Visitors Center. The famed Interlaken Hotel, favored by well-heeled 1880s travelers, is accessible by trail or boat. Also, the general store, hotel, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, and miners’ homes are on the National Historic Register. Lodging, shopping, dining and browsing – Twin Lakes has it all, all the time!