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Independence Pass!!!

Independence Pass may be the reason I never go back to a ski town in the winter. The pass is mostly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stuart L
Great drive up to Leadville and Copper

A great drive from Aspen over the hill. A few very narrow spots, understand mountain driving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JBeeBroomfield
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I were on a Colorado vacation. We took several scenic train trips, road trips, and other adventures. Naturally we took the trip from Leadville up to Independence Pass, and we were not disappointed. If you are anywhere in this area, make it...More

Thank Ted M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Independence Pass may be the reason I never go back to a ski town in the winter. The pass is mostly closed in the winter due to treacherous conditions. The hikes, the views, the drive. It was all incredibly amazing!

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great drive from Aspen over the hill. A few very narrow spots, understand mountain driving courtesy or don’t bother.

Thank JBeeBroomfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

Annual drive over the pass into Aspen to see the changing colors, as always it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Thank Explorer192599
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forty six years ago I took this drive and still remember it. The road had been improved. It is not as narrow as had been. The vistas are breathtaking. Drive slowly and don’t be pushed by someone behind you who wants to go faster than...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a circular trip by car from Leadville to Aspen via Independence Pass, returning via Glenwood Springs and Interstate 70. In winter Independence Pass is closed and travellers have to reach Aspen by Glenwood Springs, going 'up the valley'. Independence Pass is a really...More

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 1 week ago

very scenic place to get an amazing view of the snow capped continental divide and mountain peaks . A little hard uphill drive but is fully worth. It s very chilly up there be well prepared with clothing.

Thank Madhubanti D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was not as good as we expected. We visited the Pass in early October and most likely we did not go there at the right time.

Thank Shen4321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make plenty of stopps to enjoy the fantastic view! We had a amazing colorful scenery on the way to Aspen.

Thank Richi1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a good thing there are pullout along this road as the scenery is so beautiful that you have to stop and look - and take pictures. And say you'll drive a while longer before stopping. But instead pull over again at the next pull...More

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seyeis
19 May 2018|
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Response from Shanna S | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 4 hours from Denver and is worth the extra time. It is beautiful!
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kanika a
16 June 2017|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Automatic does great!
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DanielnAlice B
15 April 2017|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
I would give yourself a couple of hours to go from Leadville, through Twin Lakes to Aspen, especially if you want adequate time for some photo stops. It is a beautiful route and there is no reason to hurry. But you may need... More
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DanielnAlice B
15 April 2017|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive from Leadville through Independence Pass. It's the route we took last year. As others have pointed out, the pass doesn't usually open until late May. But your trip in July should be fine.
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totnesjohn
30 March 2017|
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Response from Ryan F | Reviewed this property |
Only if the snow is melted on the pass it usually opens in the end of May until September or October.
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