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Worth The Drive!

Drove from Aspen to Independence, Colorado for lunch and the views were amazing! Very crowded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sweetatr
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Maybell, Colorado
Beautiful Drive with numerous hikes and trails along the way

Everyone should check out the Continental Divide and Independence Pass - also a fantastic bicycle... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judd C
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Aspen, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Top of the tundra feeling.The ride up is sensational

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

The latter part of the pass, several miles before you enter Aspen, are a bit frightening. It is laughingly called a two-lane highway, but there are small segments where they couldn't even paint lane dividers, it is so narrow. Just enough room for an SUV, but you always hold your breath and cross your fingers that another car isn't coming around the corner in the opposite direction. Take it slow, don't be in a rush, and enjoy the scenery (at least when you're NOT driving!)!

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Highly recommend you drive this way should the weather permit.

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Reviewed 28 October 2011

Stunning scenery, and an incredible ride on motorcycles

Thank Ke0ki
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

The fall colors were blazing and the weather in Aspen was warmish ( 70's) but Independence Pass was super cccccold and windeeeeeee! The landscape was gorgeous though. It's one of those get out, take your pic by the "Continental Divide" sign and get back into the car. There was a path to somewhere but my jacket was too thin. I was frozen standing out there for 5 minutes! Nevertheless, do take it if it's open. This year they are keeping it open till November 1st. i don't know with the recent snowfall though. We were lucky 2 weeks ago. The drive from Denver was gorgeous and relaxed. Not scary as some people mentioned. On the way back we took the inland route. It was faster though it was supposed to add more time to the drive.

Thank Beaverhousen
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