Round Trip Distance: 0.7 miles
Elevation: 6284 - 6411 feet
Cellphone: 2-5 bars
Time: 45 mins.
Attractions: Scenic geology
The Siamese Twins trail is located in the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The trail makes a loop that takes it by a pair of red sandstone hoodoos that represent the twins. The Siamese Twins trail is a nice family hike with lots of little crooks and crannies for kids to explore. As the trail makes its loop it is connected to by the Cabin Canyon and Palmer trails as well as spurs that leads to the Balanced Rock and Strausenback trails.
The trailhead for the Siamese Twins and the Cabin Canyon trails can be found off of the road that leads to the Balanced Rock area in Parking lot 14.
The trail begins on a hard packed surface that stands up well to light amounts of rain.
After a short distance the Siamese Twins trail passes an intersection where the Cabin Canyon trail branches off on the left.
Beyond the fork the trail begins climbing up the drainage of a small canyon or bowl.
The trail has been stabilized using rocks and wood which makes it easier to manage the small gravely scree that covers the surface.
As the trail begins looping toward the south before reaching the top of the ridge it comes out on the backside of the twin hoodoos.
If you find just the right spot you can use the Siamese Twins to frame Pikes Peak (14,115 feet) in the background. There are plenty of rocks for kids to climb around on but be sure not to let them climb on the hoodoos to help preserve them.
Looking down the south side of the trail you can see that the ground around the small summit where the Siamese Twins are located is very uneven and requires a small amount of scrambling to get around.
As the trail leaves the ridge it becomes much smoother once again.