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We drove through Independence Pass on Sat. 9/15/18, leaving Aspen for Denver. Gotta say...so many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary S
Houston, Texas
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a must see for the fall colors. bucket list

A great scenic drive across the Rockies and the views are amazing the trees had turned and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Justin L
Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I drove from Leadville to Aspen and back. If you are doing the same, drive and enjoy the ride. On your way back you can stop and take pictures. The pass itself is wide with lots of parking space. Carefully turn onto the shoulder. There...More

1  Thank Mario D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove through Independence Pass on Sat. 9/15/18, leaving Aspen for Denver. Gotta say...so many negative reviews about the dangerous drop offs and curves had me concerned to the point that my hubby told me to get off this site! He was doing the driving,...More

2  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great scenic drive across the Rockies and the views are amazing the trees had turned and the leaves made them look like they were on fire. simply said...a must see

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to drive between Aspen and Vail, taking the very scenic route. It takes up up and over the mountains with some pretty spectacular views throughout the pass. Up at top is the tundra with parking so you can take a little hike and get...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We take Independence Pass every time it's open..which is only late spring until early fall. The views are stunning, but the drive isn't for the faint of heart. You're better off in a smaller vehicle! Drive safe and enjoy!

Thank AndreaThome25
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Typical views of mountains and forested areas of Colorado. Worth checking out if you have the time to venture that way.

Thank BigMountainTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "MUST DO" as the scenery is spectacular. You can take a hundred photos but you will not be able to recreate the vistas that one experiences through this pass.

1  Thank glandsb500
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's only open half the year. The drive is gorgeous. Stop at the top for pictures. The road is very curvy.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband drove the pass each way. So white knuckle for me especially when a car approaches on one of those narrow turns. Big enough space for 1 car yet 2 need to pass going in opposite directions. . From Denver it shortened our drive...More

1  Thank GoldenJudy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the drive from Denver to Aspen. Beautiful drive and fantastic views. Pack some snacks and enjoy.

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Response from Shanna S | 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 Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Automatic does great!
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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