The Twin Lakes Colorado community welcomes you to our historic village and its surroundings in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Located 21 miles southwest of Leadville and 36 miles east of Aspen, this historic village sits at the base of Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert and beside the beautiful Twin Lakes. Situated along the “Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway,” Twin Lakes is the eastern gateway to Independence Pass, one of the highest paved passes in the state. Glance in any direction and be treated to a multitude of ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Twin Lakes Colorado.