(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.

FALL HOURS

Monday: 10AM-5PM
Tuesday-Thursday: 9AM-5PM
Friday: 9AM-6PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30AM-6PM

LOCATION

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

CONTACT

Phone: (719) 486 – 2196
Email: twinlakesgeneralstore@gmail.com

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

we're open for our 141st year, stop by for all of your adventure needs

   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

Following October 9th, we will be open for weekends only.

We will be closing for the season October 18th or 25th – depending on road conditions. Thank you!

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 & FUEL

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 & GIFTS

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. 

We are temporarily unable to print and supply fishing licenses while awaiting new hardware.

However – you can still purchase a fishing license online at www.cpwshop.com. Keep a copy of your receipt on your phone to provide proof of license and avoid fines.

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Copyright Twin Lakes General Store © 2020

Header photo, Brian Lackey Photography