We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful road. Not for the faint of heart

If you are traveling from Leadville to Aspen, you are on the inside of the road. However, if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leland L
,
Frisco City, United States
CLEAN!!!!

This place was so clean and was stocked with anything you would need. We have been to several... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tammieanger
,
Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Read all 119 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
One of the state's highest paved passes. It runs from Twin Lakes to Aspen.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Twin Lakes, CO
Write a Review
Reviews (119)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you are traveling from Leadville to Aspen, you are on the inside of the road. However, if you are traveling from Aspen to Leadville, you are on the outside. Not for the faint of heart!!!!

Thank Leland L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was so clean and was stocked with anything you would need. We have been to several VRBO's and have never seen one so completely stocked with anything you might forget. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the fact that there...More

Thank tammieanger
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If you catch a clear day the views are incredible. Bathroom facilities are handy. Alot of parking but it can be very busy.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This road over the pass is a feat of engineering (like many roads in Colorado)! We had lunch in Twin Lakes, fished there and then drove up to the pass for some epic views. The leaves were just starting to turn color on September 2nd,...More

Thank RumYak14
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Total fun and beautiful picturesque ride. We took a day trip from Leadville to Aspen (can't do that in winter, road closed) for lunch and to visit the Elks Lodge and Eagles Aerie and back to Leadville. The ride up to and over Independence Pass...More

1  Thank eazmann
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The scenery is breathtaking. Lots of steep hairpin turns. Some narrow spots. Not a good road if you are in a rush. It needs to be taken slowly to be enjoyed. Safe but not suited for timid drivers.

Thank Livingthedream999
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Always fun travelling over Independence Pass. This time we were treated to cold winds and torrential rain as we posed for our photo at the top at 44 degrees!!

Thank miriam s
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful view. The mountains, the Rockies right in front of you a true wonder of nature. The road up is a bit scary, switch backs and no guide rails so be careful. We went in August and it was 45degrees at the top...More

Thank Emmy2005
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took the pass on our way home from Twin Lakes. The pass had some steep points but nothing like the road going up and over Rocky Mountain National Park. The drive was beautiful.

Thank pbk040608
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Coming down from the continual divide the pass is very narrow and somewhat scary. That being said the view is stunning.

Thank Laurie D
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Twin Lakes Inn Restaurant
109 reviews
15.91 km away
Nugget Cafe
16 reviews
17.42 km away
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse
85 reviews
20.99 km away
Ajax Tavern
484 reviews
23.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Independence Pass
1,347 reviews
.06 km away
Grottos Trail
110 reviews
5.56 km away
Independence Ghost Town
39 reviews
3.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cassandra J
26 May 2016|
Answer
Response from caribbeanfruit |
I would say give yourself about 1.5 - 2 hours between twin lakes and aspen proper.
1
Vote