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Amazing views

Went over it 2x this week. What great views. Need to drive carefully. And also Look at twin lakes... read more

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Jill G
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Crazy Drive Through the Mountains!

We have never been able to take the pass during ski season - CLOSED. So we decided to give it a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patricia S
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Hwy 82, 20 miles E of Aspen, Aspen, CO 81611
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went over it 2x this week. What great views. Need to drive carefully. And also Look at twin lakes it’s also beautiful

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only way to get to Aspen from Divide Co. that doesn't take a half day. This road to Aspen is really scenic however close to Aspen it gets a little hairy and very narrow

Thank Hatso
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have never been able to take the pass during ski season - CLOSED. So we decided to give it a try this summer on our way from Denver to Aspen.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have gone through the pass both directions and the are both beautiful. The Aspen side has more close up views, more panoramic views on the other side. It was very cold one of the days we visited so be prepared. There are several trails...More

1  Thank D D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend who we were visiting convinced me to take this drive. Although it was dicey in some places, I’m glad we did it. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Claire_bear_326
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this drive through Independance Pass coming back to Denver from Aspen. Beautiful, beautiful drive. A couple of tight one lane spots but in general, good enough roads and stellar vistas of the peaks form a wide, green valley.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our flight was cancelled at the last minute and we were lucky enough to find an Uber driver to take us to Denver. She took us through this area and it was absolutely breathtaking!

1  Thank spokanesid
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being through the beartooth pass in Montana this road wasn't much. However it's still a nice drive. You can still get pretty darn high, if you want to go higher try Pike's Peak or Mt Evans. Independence ghost town is on this pass/road.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful road full of places to stop and hike. The views were amazing but be ready for a drive up and down this mountain.

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out, the road had only recently opened for the season. The views were spectacular! Be sure to fill your tank and have some food/beverages handy as there are very few amenities along the way. Give yourself time to explore the rest areas, you...More

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20 May 2018|
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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!
kanika a
16 June 2017|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Automatic does great!
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15 April 2017|
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