Independence Pass

Independence Pass, Aspen: Address, Phone Number, Independence Pass Reviews: 5/5

Independence Pass
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Scenic Drives
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FredSiegel
Briarcliff Manor, New York, United States309 contributions
Great Drive
Aug. 2021
This is worth the trip but with no guardrails and driving very high you have to be careful. But getting a photo at the Continental Divide is worth the trip.
Written 14 September 2021
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namefunnel
Lexington, MA37 contributions
Fabulous high altitude mountain drive
Sep. 2021
Fabulous drive through great mountain scenery. We stopped at the top for a short stroll and to experience the thinner atmosphere, It's amazing they were able to build this road - it's mostly two-lane, though there are a few stretches that are one lane wide with traffic lights alternating which direction of traffic should proceed. Beautiful vistas in the late afternoon for us.
Written 9 September 2021
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Michael H
3 contributions
Scenic Drive
Aug. 2021
I can't remember the last time I took such a scenic drive. It will literally take your breath away. Be prepared to feel the symptoms one would encounter if they were to become car sick. I wasn't used to driving on roads between 8,000-12,000 feet.
Written 31 August 2021
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C-SoBa
Duluth, MN240 contributions
Fantastic Drive
Aug. 2021 • Couples
This was a breathtakingly beautiful drive. It’s not to be missed. The air was thin and the allergens were in full force, but it was all worth it!!
Written 27 August 2021
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Meladi M
Deary, ID3 contributions
Top of the Rockies
Aug. 2021 • Family
Gorgeous mountain pass! Stopped for the views and pics. The air is thin at 12,095 feet, but it is worth the shortness of breath. Safe attentive driving is an absolute must on this pass though! Lots of cool places to stop on drop down to Aspen.
Written 15 August 2021
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Way2Go5
Cincinnati, OH17 contributions
Beautiful scenic drive through the mountains!
Aug. 2021
Amazingly beautiful drive! There were sharp hairpin turns and roads cut into the sides of the mountains. The Continental Divide is a beautiful area for photos and views of the area around. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Aspen (and even better than Aspen). Travel along this is probably best in the daylight. There are a few spots that are narrow and "one lane" so you need to wait for oncoming traffic. Drive carefully around the sharp bends. We saw wildlife along the road which was an extra bonus!
Written 9 August 2021
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jaydoc3
Manhattan, KS23 contributions
Great, above-tree-line road
Jun. 2021
This is a great scenic drive, and not at all scary. There are several stops on the road, including the pass, Independence ghost town, hiking trails and the Grottos. A must if you are headed to Aspen.
Written 3 August 2021
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UtopiaCentral
Central157 contributions
Insane and not worth the risk
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Insane. CDOT rerouted everyone off I-70 due to mudslides. Leaving Glenwood we had one option out- this death wish. 10 to 15 foot single lanes at 13000 feet with no guard rails. What a disastrous situation for anyone. 6 inches is the difference between life and death for 50 miles. DO NOT DO IT!!
Written 31 July 2021
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MNice
Bloomington, MN2,303 contributions
It’s been many years, but it hasn’t changed a bit
Jul. 2021 • Couples
We rolled out of Aspen on a drought stricken hot summer afternoon and were immediately awe inspired by the green and lush forests of this area. We traveled 5 states on this trip and we went over Beartooth Pass just a few days ago in northwest Wyoming and went through Yellowstone as well. We were just amazed how the mountains here are different and like you remember them with the pine smell and lush green vegetation. There are parts of it that are so narrow it’s difficult for cars to pass each other from the opposite direction. It is not a difficult drive at all and we took a swim in Twin Lakes in the Twin Peak National Forest just east of Independence Pass. It doesn’t take long and is a great diversion from the wicked I-70 which becomes more crowded and dangerous every year.
Written 29 July 2021
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Destination826490
South Carolina17 contributions
A nice drive from Twin Lakes to Aspen, Colorado
Jun. 2021
The drive from Twin Lakes, Colorado to Aspen was unbelievable and beautiful as well. The drive up on Hwy 82 towards Aspen takes you right through these beautiful mountains and over the Independence Pass. It's not a fast pace but there is beauty around every turn. Take your time as it's worth the time it takes to make this drive. Make sure you are dress warm as it's can get real windy and chilly at the top! This is a must-take drive to enjoy the awesome scenery you will not forget the trip!
Written 13 July 2021
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