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White Knuckle Drive!

Indy Pass drive is a must for visitors to the area in the summer, as it is closed in the winter... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Libby B
Aspen, Colorado
Was eager to try out my new car in the mountains and Independence Pass is a great place for that!

The weekend after Labor Day was a great time to find fewer folks on the road, and to try out the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really should have read more online about this drive, because you spend several miles going up a very steep, cliff-hugging, guardrail-less poor quality road. Plus it started to snow once I was on the road! Proud that I made it up to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

way too many idiots. cycled the pass from both sides more times than i can count.drove it in a car also. dangerous now days way too long and wide of vehicles. trucks campers trailers and suv's are too large to drive it and cycle on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Indy Pass drive is a must for visitors to the area in the summer, as it is closed in the winter. The views are spectacular but the drive itself is what is memorable. In places the road is only one lane with a precipitous drop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The weekend after Labor Day was a great time to find fewer folks on the road, and to try out the steering and stability of my new ride. The aspen were just beginning to turn, so we got an early glimpse of the fall beauty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iveseenworse
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Drove from Aspen to Independence, Colorado for lunch and the views were amazing! Very crowded around the Continental Divide sign so we weren't able to get many pictures. Lots of people stop because of the sign and the restrooms.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sweetatr
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Everyone should check out the Continental Divide and Independence Pass - also a fantastic bicycle ride up from the Aspen side - best early in the day or in the off-seasons, due to narrow sections and sometimes heavy traffic. There are a lot of places...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judd C
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I frequently drive over or bike to the top of the pass. Numerous hiking opportunities, beautiful views, and because of the winding road slowing car traffic, wonderful and challenging road ride.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

A must see while in Colorado! Amazing view at the top and there are so many hiking and scenic spots around!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janschnurr
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love the mountains and love seeing the scenery. There are many pullouts on this highway and many of the other highways in Colorado. A new vista around every bend.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

gorgeous drive, so many reasons to stop and enjoy the scenery. Turn off of I-70 early on your way to Aspen (in the summer, road closes in winter) totally worth the slightly longer drive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Austin G
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Response from shannas704 | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 4 hours from Denver and is worth the extra time. It is beautiful!
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
I would give yourself a couple of hours to go from Leadville, through Twin Lakes to Aspen, especially if you want adequate time for some photo stops. It is a beautiful route and there is no reason to hurry. But you may need... More