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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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Wonderful trip from Leadville to Aspen!

Amazing views, not a lot of people--what more can you ask for? A bit scary but so much to see. Do not miss.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Amazing views, not a lot of people--what more can you ask for? A bit scary but so much to see. Do not miss.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Always love this drive from Leadville to reach the continental divide. Worth a stop just to appreciate the result of the forces of nature. Spectacular scenery no matter which direction you come from. Watch the deer on the road on the descend to aspen at the end of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Independence pass is both a trek through stunning scenery, as well as it is a visit to what historical travel in Colorado might been like. If you can time it with the turning of the Aspen leaves, then you have truly lucked out, and as one gets closer to the Aspen end of the route, the more one is treated... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
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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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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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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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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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