(719) 486-2196
6451 E. Hwy 82, Twin Lakes, CO, 81251 -
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ABOUT

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The Twin Lakes General Store has been resupplying, refueling, and refreshing visitors in Twin Lakes, Colorado at the base of Independence Pass since 1879. At the center of Colorado’s most popular hiking trails, 14er and 13er mountains, scenic lakes, and road trip drives, the Twin Lakes Store serves summer campers, tourists, hikers, bikers, road trippers, and those discovering the scenic “back way” to Aspen.

HOURS

Open Memorial Day weekend, and then May 29th for the summer

Memorial Day Hours:
Friday: 3:00-7:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed Tuesday-Thursday (May 26th-28th)

LOCATION

6451 E. CO-Hwy 82,
Twin Lakes, CO, 81251

CONTACT

(719) 486 – 2196
twinlakesgeneralstore@gmail.com

For 141 years, we’ve been serving everyone from stagecoaches to road trippers at the base of Mt. Elbert.

   ABOUT US

Now under new local ownership, we are undergoing some “reverse remodeling” of this old building to enhance the look and experience of an authentic old-style General Store. We have restocked with unique souvenirs and apparel, great books, kids games, larger camping and fishing section plus a nice variety of wine, beer, and spirits.

Living up to our heritage as an important backpacking resupply stop along the Continental Divide and Colorado Trails and a basecamp for 14er/13er hikers, the Store stocks hiker-oriented food, supplies and services and accepts and holds resupply boxes.  We are hikers ourselves and are here to help on your adventures.

   PRODUCTS & AMENITIES

We’re your one-stop shop for all travel and adventures needs! Wifi network available for customers, and plenty of information for exploring the mountains, trails and lakes around us.

FOOD

Grab & go sandwiches, breakfast burritos, eggs, milk, camping and RV food, hot dogs, snacks, ice cream, s’mores!, popular backpacking food and drinks.

ALCOHOL

Stocked liquor store with traditional and local spirits, beer, and wine. We feature our favorite Colorado craft beers and popular Colorado wines.

OUTDOOR

Camping and backpacking supplies, repair kits, and gear. Firewood and Ice, picnic supplies, campfire cooking needs, first-aid & medicine, blankets, sleeping bags, maps and great advice.

FISHING

Small but nicely stocked fishing aisle with what catches fish locally. Colorado fishing licenses, lures, gear, worms, sucker meat, rods and reels, local’s advice.

BOOKS & MAPS

A surprising little Book and Map Store with famous Colorado coffee table books, guide books, kids books, and local and regional hiking and 14er trail maps.

AUTO

Regular unleaded and non-ethanol premium fuels, free tire air, basic supplies, oil, fluids.

PETS

It’s a dog’s world here, with basic leashes, collars, bowls, bandanas, and CBD treats. Watch for an expansion of Colorado-made dog items in future.

SOUVENIRS

Great selection of gifts, kids toys, and 14er stuff that surprises many with unique and locally-sourced designs of Colorado keepsakes, apparel, cups, mugs, collectibles, and loads of awesome pins and magnets, stickers!

We have a nice little grocery aisle designed for hiker resupply, campground goodies, plus big selection of chips, snacks, and bars. 

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Copyright Twin Lakes General Store © 2020

Header photo, Steve Sunday Photography.
Sawatch Range sunrise. Independence Pass and Mt Elbert, Colorado's highest.