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Very scenic drive, just keep your eyes on the road while driving! Very curvy and steep! Awesome... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Kevin G
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Jackson, Missouri
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Gorgeous!!!

We so enjoyed the drive across Independence Pass. There are a couple of places where the road is... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
MrsDesh
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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One of the state's highest paved passes. It runs from Twin Lakes to Aspen.
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Very scenic drive, just keep your eyes on the road while driving! Very curvy and steep! Awesome hike with restroom facilities at the top, dress warm!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin G
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We so enjoyed the drive across Independence Pass. There are a couple of places where the road is quite narrow that may be difficult if you are in a large vehicle.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsDesh
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Great bike ride to the top and you fly back down. It took me 2 hrs. And 30 min. It's heart kicker once you get above treelline.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ironrockmandello
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had a quick stop on the way up to Aspen. It's a busy place but we managed to get parked for a few pictures. The toilets are disgusting, but hey at least they have tried. The landscape makes it worthwhile, although it was very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Natalie C
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We were headed back from S Dakota and went by way of Rt 70 to Rt 91 through Cooper Mt great Scenery all the way to Rt 82 -Twin Lakes- Twin Lakes is the start of the Pass then we headed to Aspen Pass was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Diane E
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The drive, the views, the scenery are all nothing to be missed. Be aware that porta potty lines may be long.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stacy W
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Nice ride not a lot of switch backs only a couple, the road was being chipped so there was some loose gravel which made it interesting on the bike. but no issues. Great place to stop up on top for pictures

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michael m
Reviewed June 3, 2018

If you go from from Vail to Aspen, this is the route to go. We drove this way in the beginning of the season. Still snow around. Amazing vistas and plenty of places to stop and gawk. Eat before you enter or take a picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brent N
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Only open in summer (Memorial day to Labor Day?), this is probably the highest paved pass in Colorado (12,000+ ft). Vehicles longer than 35' are prohibited because there are a few ares where the turns are tight and the road narrows to almost one lane....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank toohip
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

If you’re lucky enough to get the only Airbnb steel house/shed you can spend the whole week! Nice and calm

Date of experience: January 2018
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Cassandra J
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Response from caribbeanfruit |
I would say give yourself about 1.5 - 2 hours between twin lakes and aspen proper.
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