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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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Great views outside of Aspen

Driving through Independence Pass you will be treated to an amazing stretch of scenery. The views along the drive are breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Driving through Independence Pass you will be treated to an amazing stretch of scenery. The views along the drive are breathtaking.

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Thank Phillip L
Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some parking on the westbound side of the road. Eastbound side has wider and more parking, modest pit toilets, and nice walking trails to ponds and other views. One of our favorite passes in Colorado.

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Thank EZTravelers225
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The drive was absolutly stunning. We stopped at the scenic point as well and walked around. I would highly recommend no one miss the oppurtunity! It is a breath taking view!

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Thank Holly D
St. George's, Grenada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most amazing and scenic drive from Salida/Buena vista to Aspen. Drive slowly, take it all in, stop and take pictures along the way..

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Wellington, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Beautiful views from near and far. The weather was perfect. Nice easy paved path to the edge to see the mountain tops. Would definitely encourage any and all to stop even of its for 5 minutes.

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Thank Rob M
Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive through Independence Pass is beautiful. The road gets very narrow at times with a rock wall on one side and the cliff on the other side. At one point the center line disappeared. Once we arrived at the Continental Divide, we walked around looking at all the views from different angles. It was very windy and chilly. We... More 

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Thank yojam2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Grand views and fun drive. Don't miss it. Bring a light jacket or sweater for the top in summers. Road not open in winter.

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Thank Laura C
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a pass u can drive over in a car during the summer closed in winter amazing views camp sites hiking trails biking

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Thank Matt S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove through on our way to Aspen and stopped for 15 minutes. Impressive views, and crazy to think how folks got through that pass a hundred years ago. Not sure I'd go out of my way to just go here unless you haven't seen expansive vistas. Not much to do when you arrive beyond immediate and yes as stated,... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am always mesmerized when we drive up the Pass. The Grottos are a scenic wonder. Those who enjoy rock climbing will be happy. The hikers should love it. Cyclist truly enjoy it. It is a favorite for motorcyclists.

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