Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Known locally as simply the "Twin Lakes Trail," this poorly-signed singletrack trail is completely legal yet gets little use.
That doesn't mean it isn't worth riding, though: beautiful bench cut singletrack breaks out into open spots along the ridge providing jaw-dropping views of the lakes and the mountains all around.
Where the singletrack ducks back into the trees, tight and twisty track crosses rushing mountain streams on dark, loamy dirt. This trail is accessed from Twin Lakes via a stiff dirt road climb.
On the other end, it connects to the Colorado Trail.
As a result, this spur offers a great option for thru riders on the Colorado Trail who wish to drop into the town of Twin Lakes to restock on provisions.
This connector trail can form a short loop with the Colorado Trail, or a more adventurous add-on to the standard Twin Lakes Loop.