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Continental Divide Trail thru-hikers relax outside after a resupply.

  WELCOME HIKERS!

You are our favorite customers at the Twin Lakes General Store and we hope you feel at home when you arrive in Twin Lakes along your journey. 

We’re a major backpacking resupply stop on the Continental Divide and Colorado Trails and a basecamp for 14er climbers. Our owner and staff are hikers and trail adopters along the CDT and CT and work hard to help keep our local trails clear and welcome any input you have on trail conditions or input for improvement.  

Come on in, we’d love to meet you! Hang out on our patio and enjoy the views and the following amenities:

HIKER BOX

FREE CUP OF COFFEE

RECHARGE STATION

   SENDING A RESUPPLY BOX

Continental Divide, Colorado Trail, and Collegiate Loop Trail thru-hikers and backpackers – we will happily hold your resupply boxes for free*. Please carefully read the instructions below to ensure your package arrives on time and intact, and consider resupplying in-store!

It costs between $20 and $50 to send boxes to our remote outpost, and we offer a 10% discount to backpackers shopping in store. We are hikers ourselves and do our best to keep our shelves filled with dehydrated food, bars, snacks, fuel canisters and more you may be shipping out. Click here to see brands we stock regularly.

   SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

  • We require an ID to ensure your resupply is going to the correct person – please use your first and last name, not your trail name, to ship.
  • *Because of staff time and storage, we charge $5 for multiple boxes, or above-average size (larger than priority mailboxes) and weight.
  • We are a remote mountain town without a post office, please expect your package to take a minimum of 5 business days to arrive.
  • We do not have the means necessary to forward boxes for you unless you purchase a new label through UPS or USPS online and forward it to us at twinlakesgeneralstore@gmail.com to print. Please text / call our shipping manager Megan at (303) – 960 – 1941 beforehand for all package inquires.
Example of desired shipping label layout. Please follow our label format carefully to ensure your resupply arrives via USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

   HIKER SHUTTLE

   AVAILABLE BACKPACKING BRANDS & SUPPLIES

Our store shelves may look like the inside of your resupply box! We feature many popular and expected food options, name-brand bars and gels, spreads, dehydrated food, snacks, instant foods, cold beer, and ice cream, as well as a continuous supply of fuel canisters for hiking stoves. You’ll also find maps, medical supplies, backpacking stoves, pots, technical gear, backup gear, and fix-it supplies.

GROCERY ITEMS

Please keep in mind that on busy weekends, we sell out of perishables quickly.

  • Water (Gallon Container only, bottle refills unavailable)
  • Coca Cola & Pepsi Products
  • Fruit (Apples, Oranges, Bananas)
  • Eggs
  • Milk / Butter / Cheese
  • Hot dogs / Sandwich Meat
  • Granola & protein bars
  • Baking Essentials (flour, baking soda, salt & pepper)
  • Jams & Hot Sauces
  • Pasta, Rice and Ramen
  • Chips, trail mix, crackers
  • Bread & buns
  • Ice cream sandwiches / candy
  • Backpacker meals
  • First aid kits / common medicines
  • Bug spray / sunscreen / aloe vera
  • Marshmallows / Graham Crackers
  • Cereal

We carry all of these brands and more for your resupply!