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“Ride through Independence Pass !!!!”
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Independence Pass
Schaumburg, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Ride through Independence Pass !!!!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What a great drive...for someone who loves driving nothing gives the joy and thrill of driving in great places with amazing views....Independence pass is one such place where I really enjoy the picturesque views...and the never ending scenic views......awesome experience !!!!

Visited June 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Iconic Colorado Pass = Bucket List”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Simply breathtaking. Only open due to snow during summer months. Don't plan on just driving over, take a picnic, take a hike + lots of pix. Best time is late June into July for Columbines + other mountain foliage. The road is not quite as narrow as it used to be, but just the same, sometimes you really need to pay attention.

Visited June 2014
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Colorado
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“Breathtaking ... in more ways than one!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had an incredible drive from Aspen and then over Independence Pass. This is one of our favorite Colorado mountain passes! If you are not used to mountain driving this can be a little scary one, but it is safe and well worth it. Just plan to drive slowly, take your time, and don't forget to pull over to let others pass.

Going up the mountain there's a nice stop and a short hike into the Independence ghost town that was fun. And, at the top (approx 12,000 ft) you can get out of the car and hike a short distance through beautiful Alpine tundra for some spectacular views. Restroom facilities are available at the top.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If you are afraid of heights??????”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The views through the pass are nothing less than spectacular, but the road is certainly a little scary and narrow and you'll encounter many cyclists along the way. If you are afraid of heights, you'll want to avoid a trip over this pass.

Visited June 2014
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Monsey, New York
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“It's always different!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

An awe inspiring ride. this is about the 20th time we have done this ride, nadir ever tires, is awe inspiring,beautiful, and fun. like going through and stopping in Leadville

Visited June 2014
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