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AMAZING!

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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Reviewed April 28, 2012

you will not want to miss if you are driving to/from Aspen to other
areas such as Buena Vista, FairPlay, Colorado Springs, Leadville, and all the areas along Rt. 70 to Denver area.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Joann H
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Watch out for those 1 lane sections. There is a reason that vehicles longer than 35 feet aren't allowed on this pass. If you missed the sign while pulling your travel trailer, make sure you turn around. Those breathtaking vistas are not worth dying for!!

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank seriousfoodie22
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

It is what it is, a peak. As you are passing, take 5 mins to walk to up the path and take in the view.

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

During our stay at Mt. Elbert Lodge, we drove the dozen miles further west on CO82. Beautiful drive through heavy woods, then up a great incline above a nice watered meadow :). At the top, there is a big parking lot with plenty of restrooms. Take the walk to a view to the southeast. More mountains loom to the west so there's no view of Aspen :(.

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Plan a stop at the top. Nice parking area with restrooms. Walk out to the observation area. The views are awesome!!! You will be above the tree-line. Stay on the path as the tundra is fragile.
There were actually bicycle riders up there that rode their bikes up. Amazing. Highway 82 is a real thrill - with views around every bend in the road and a few place that will give you passengers some white-knuckles.
We loved it, would go again and stop at the top. I love this country!!!!

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank clouddancer330
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