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

It might be the best time for the ride in late September whwn we were there, but don't miss it if weather permits. Gorgeous views and watch the road, it can get 'close' to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Flstina
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Surprise, Arizona
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Surprise, Arizona
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It might be the best time for the ride in late September whwn we were there, but don't miss it if weather permits. Gorgeous views and watch the road, it can get 'close' to the edge. 😎

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pass is truly amazing. The views are spectacular and the scenery is gorgeous. Just make sure you check the weather forecast for the Pass before you leave. It can be very treacherous if there has been a light snow or freezing temperatures. There are areas where there are no guardrails which can make for a white-knuckle experience. In good... More 

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Bahamas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a great drive up and around - just a few curves and tight roads. Take a picnic - leave only footprints and sit and take it all in. Lots of people don't really look - just snap selfies and go- really sit and look and your eyes will open to Majesty. The other day up there - a Maserati... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are anywhere near this area you must go. The views are so amazing and almost unreal you would regret not taking a quick break on your trip to see these mountains.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the way to Aspen, from the Broadmore, we went over Independence Pass. Coming on the down side into Aspen, we ran into a section of the highway that went into one lane with traffic coming from both ends. It was a straight shot off the side going down a couple thousand feet to the bottom of the mountain. We... More 

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took this route 3rd week in Sept. most beautiful drive for the fall I have ever been on. Plan on taking a few hours to make time for stops to take pictures.

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Thank ddanny46
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see forever---or very close! It's breathtaking to count all the 14ers from this spot. There are trails & plenty of spots to picnic & enjoy the expansive views.

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've lived here 45 years and spend many summer and fall days on the pass - the hikes are all awesome, wildflowers amazing and the views incredible. Try hikes other than Lost Man (upper and lower) as they are over used - check with a trails book to find some trails less traveled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Colors were great yesterday. Take the pass all the way to Aspen and head over to Ashcroft and Bells!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was concerned about traveling the pass from Aspen to Leadville because of some of the other reviews I had read. It was not bad at all. I don't like scary mountain passes and this one did not bother me at all. There were a few areas that were one lane, but fortunately we didn't encounter traffic along those areas.... More 

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