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Independence Pass, Aspen

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  • Its a lovely place but may not be worth the drive. We travelled with 2 year old. While the views were great but they were not breath taking. Do this if you have time. Maroon bells is a much better pla...  more »
  • Independence Pass has three components: the drive up/down the eastern slope, the Continental Divide, and the drive up/down the western slope. First, the drive on the east is a baptism in terror if you...  more »
  • It's worth a quick stop before the drive to Aspen, just to take some pictures. This was the coldest place I experienced on our road trip, simply because it is so open and in the shade most of the time...  more »
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  • My favorite pass and favorite drive in all the US. The first time I drove it was almost 30 years ago. I'm glad this time that my trailer and car were right at the length limit--because I would sure hate to have to drive around. Independence Pass is awesome.
  • Driving from Denver to Aspen via Independence pass is worth the effort. You feel more closer to nature by going via this route instead of driving through crowded I-70. The climb to pass is on a narrow road, so be careful while driving. Once you reach top, the views are amazing. They have a nice little pathway to reach panorama point. In terms of facilities, couple of restrooms are there. The weather can change very quickly at such a height, so avoid getting out in case of thunderstorms.
  • Such a beautiful spot. Absolutely great place for hiking and just enjoying the outdoors.
  • Definitely one of the most beautiful spots in the Rockies. Pictures and words will never do it justice. You've got to take the time to see it for yourself.
  • The drive up from the east side rivals Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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