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“Jerry” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Pass

Independence Pass
Hwy 82, 20 miles E of Aspen, Aspen, CO 81611
970 925 3445 (Forest Service)
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Jerry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Beautiful drive with many places to stop and take great pictures. The drive a little unnerving but the views are worth the drive up to the top.

Visited October 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The drive was extremely beautiful and totally breathtaking in places. The aspens were a little bit past their glory, but still quaking and gorgeous.

Visited October 2012
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“Felt like top of the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Quiet, serene and beautiful. It had snowed night before and the surrounding mountains were beautiful. Add lots of layers to walk to the top of the path - wind was biting cold!

Visited October 2012
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Colorado Springs
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“Amazing scenery without too much traffic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I adore the views from the summit of Independence Pass and unlike, say, Trailridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, the traffic on CO 82 usually isn't too terribly bad even in high summer season.

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Breathtaking Fall Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Aspens changing color in the fall exceeded my expectations and the views on the road going up to Independence Pass were the best. Don't miss the opportunity to see the Cascades at the Grotto picnic area. The waterfalls are wonderful!

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