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Address: Hwy 82, 20 miles E of Aspen, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +1 970-925-3445
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Spectacular drive

It shaves some distance on the drive from the Roaring Fork Valley to Denver but not any time as it's a very windy road. The pass sits on the continental divide. It's closed for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Carbondale, Colorado
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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It shaves some distance on the drive from the Roaring Fork Valley to Denver but not any time as it's a very windy road. The pass sits on the continental divide. It's closed for the winter typically from Labour Day to Memorial day.

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Youngstown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Summer time is the best time to enjoy the fresh air and scenic panoramas of this historic pass part of a significant geological formation.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so glad the pass had reopened when I was there, we even took time to hike to the grottos. They have a few more guard rails than they did in the 80s the last time I was there, beautiful.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Independence Pass was amazing. Of all the scenic highways we have driven in Colorado this rates as a favorite. The fall colors were just coming in. The views were fabulous. It is a must see drive. We drove it in our 22' Roadtrek and had no problems at all. Do not take this road if over 35'. We are from... More 

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phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a short drive from Aspen, we were rewarded with the amazing views from the top. The drive can be a little hairy in spots, but is ok if you take it slow. Many amazing views and stops along the way like the ice caves. Kids loved it even though it was really cold.

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Natchez, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winding road through the mountains, wonderful relaxing drive. The pass goes up to the peak of some. Well worth the extra time to drive.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sued to take Independence Pass into Aspen on many visits when I lived in Colorado...during the pass' "underdeveloped period". What a neat upgrade the years have offered to the pass - the highest navigable, paved pass (over 12,000 feet) in Colorado (not a mountain top like Pike's Peak and Mt. Evans, both at over 14,000 feet). The views are... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a 52 year resident of Aspen, Colorado and have been over this Pass, at 12,095 feet, hundreds of times. I have taken 70 foot semis over, but only with a lead car and traffic control at the three narrow spots. It is now a $1000.00 fine for taking ANY VEHIVLE LONGER THAN 30 FEET IN LENGTH over this... More 

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Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a native of Colorado, i was stunned that the pass was still open. We traveled from Buena Vista sude to Aspen. Great drive, amazing views

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the great continental divide between the waters to the east and west in Continental US. Spectacular view at the top and very picturesque

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