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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Adventure Travelers
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- Independence PassFirst to ReviewNov 07, 2013
If you're making your way between Denver and Aspen, consider taking the scenic route over 12,095-foot Independence Pass. Driving there, you'll wind through classic alpine countryside: soaring pines, shimmering aspens, icy lakes and reservoirs, rocky ridgelines, plus various trailheads and the historic mining town of Leadville. The last few miles are a series of steep switchbacks and dramatic overlooks, until you reach the pass, where there's a parking area, restrooms and short nature trail. Independence Pass is open May-ish to September-ish only, depending on the snowpack; it's closed through the winter.
- Independence PassApr 22, 2013
With our house on the east side of aspen, you are in walking and biking distance to all the incredible things along the road to independence pass. Many great hikes, streams, and mountain lakes along the way! And don't forget to look to the right after you enter the gates to the pass from Aspen to see Kevin Costner's amazing spread on the right!
- Independence PassSep 25, 2012
If you have extra time driving to or from Aspen during the summer, Independence Pass is a stunning mountain road along Route 82 between Aspen and Twin Lakes. Climbing above 12,000 feet, the road is slow, narrow, and curvy due to glaciers. There are plenty of scenic overlooks for breaks and pictures. Just make sure it's open before planning to take the pass; it's usually closed from November to late May because of snow.