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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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Worth the vertigo inducing drive for the views across the Rockies. We went up from Leadville and tHen down to a very civilised Aspen. If you like golf play Leadville, the highest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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141 reviews 141 reviews
29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Worth the vertigo inducing drive for the views across the Rockies. We went up from Leadville and tHen down to a very civilised Aspen. If you like golf play Leadville, the highest course in the USA.

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gurgaon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

very beautiful worth a trip , feel the drive and you would know it beyond the words experience. the snow was amazing fresh on top of new most of the times drove twice through it for the view.

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

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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155 helpful votes 155 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Colorado
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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