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Address: Twin Lakes, CO
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One of the state's highest paved passes. It runs from Twin Lakes to Aspen.

One of the state's highest paved passes. It runs from Twin Lakes to Aspen.

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Snowshoeing

Independence Pass is a great place to snowshoe. You just go up the road toward the pass. Since you are going up the road, it's not very steep and the views are great!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
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Longmont, Colorado
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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Independence Pass is a great place to snowshoe. You just go up the road toward the pass. Since you are going up the road, it's not very steep and the views are great!

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

There were several spots for pullover in order to have a good photos of the valley below but I dare not park there, too close to the cliff and no guard rails. I drove all the way up till you reach the scenic stop point at the top - Independence Pass. Very beautiful view on a clear day. On the... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Independence Pass is a great place to do a little hiking. It also affords nice views of the mountains and sunset. There are restrooms at the spacious parking lot.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Approached Independence Pass from Twin Lakes heading towards Aspen. Fall colors were at peak along with some snow-capped mountains. The trip would be well worth it regardless of this!

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Midwest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We crossed the pass both ways. Aspen trees are in full color and look luminescent. Words simply can't describe the beauty. The road is in good shape and safe at a reasonable speed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing stop for those visiting Aspen and surrounds. We got there right on sunset which made it a beautiful experience. At 12,095 feet the views are extraordinary!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you're coming from Vail to Aspen I would suggest this route during the summer as there are some fantastic views along the way especially during the fall and September when I ask things are changing

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

When we leave Mt Elbert Lodge, we often go over to Aspen (not stopping) to lodging at Snowmass or near Redstone.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've been here several times but it NEVER gets old! An easy and breathtaking drive up from Twin Lakes. I could stay here a lot longer!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Was awesome! Great views were on our way to scotish festival in snowmass! Great hiking, waterfalls, camping, music, activities for entire family. There was also mountain biking places to rent bikes or bring your own. It was a summer trip. Also lots to do in the winter during ski season. Being a colorado native I would highly recommend traveling to... More 

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