Twin Owls Loop - Colorado
Trip taken on Aug 30, 2013
Good workout (the modest elevation gain felt like a lot more!) with beautiful views of the valley and Estes Park. We were a bit late getting out of bed and didn't hit the trail until 9, so our arrival at Gem Lake after a hot uphill slog coincided with the onset of stormy weather and our dip was much shorter than we'd intended - but that said, there were still plenty of people heading up as we were making our way back to the car. Mileage on the trail signs and maps didn't match up with each other, so I'm going with ProTrails' estimate. We met several others along the loop, but all heading counterclockwise. Maybe it's better to get the huge climb out of the way right away instead of dragging it out?