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Independence Pass

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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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Beautiful but scary

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.

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

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
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've made this drive several times in both directions and spring through late fall. The view from the pass is impressive but the best part of the drive is the approach coming from the east. If you are not used to driving roads on the sides of steep cliffs this drive might be slightly unnerving, but it will definitely be... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great drive in the summer. The climb up to Independence is fun from either side. From Aspen, you get the narrow sections where two cars won't fit side by side and you are hoping you don't meet a Suburban going the other direction. From the Leadvile side, you have a spectacular climb with great views (not for the height challenged).... More 

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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Independence Pass is jaw dropping and beautiful experience. At the top of the Rockies, the views are beyond spectacular. The drive from IP into Aspen is equally beautiful. It is, however, closed for six months out of the year because of snow. In season it is well worth the trip.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went int and out Aspen through this, and enjoy evry moment of it. Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful! Love it!

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