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Address: Hwy 82, 20 miles E of Aspen, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970 925 3445 (Forest Service)
Activities: Driving

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Top of the World!

Drive through Leadville, the highpoint town in the U.S.A, stop and take the kids for a train ride then travel on and over Independence Pass

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Drive through Leadville, the highpoint town in the U.S.A, stop and take the kids for a train ride then travel on and over Independence Pass

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Twain Harte, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is one gorgeous drive but certainly not for the faint of heart. Some of the most beautiful scenery in the United Stats and it drops down into beautiful Aspen, Colorado!!!

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Aspen, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This pass is great for motorcycle rides in the summer, snow mobiles rides and back country skiing in the winter. The views are amazing. Take a nice long ride and enjoy the show nature has to offer.

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the best motorcycle ride I ever had ! Amazing views ! Drive it many times and every time will be better !

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you are not a fan of Height you may not like this. You have to be careful what time of year you go,think this may be closed in fall.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wanted to do "The Pass" ride after seeing others struggle up and the Pros fly up during North America's premier professional bike race each year. Finally screwed up my courage to give it a go last summer on the eve (really, pre dawn early morning ride) of the last years Pro Challenge race. in md August. Left Snowmass super early... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have driven Independence Pass dozens of times over the years and NEVER tire of its majestic beauty~ We usually go in the fall in late Sept- early October and WOW~ The Aspens are usually in full change mode and just spectacular~ Don't miss out on leaving Aspen in this direction in summer or fall vs the humdrum Glenwood Springs... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have the time and weather permitting, take the drive over the pass and head to Denver via this route. Yes, the Aspen to the top of the pass is great while the remainder is "OK".

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I spent a week in Colorado, visited Vail, Aspen, Estes Park, Denver, the most beautiful views you can get is driving this road, please do not miss it and drive safely, remember to respect the speed limit and buckle up... greetings from Mexico!

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a must try for all die hard snowmobile fans. The road goes on for miles and takes you far out into the back country. Better than any cat skiing we have done. This is Aspen paradise.

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