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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Great Views, Cool Temps

If you catch a clear day the views are incredible. Bathroom facilities are handy. Alot of parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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One of the state's highest paved passes. It runs from Twin Lakes to Aspen.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Twin Lakes, CO
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 10 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
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is my favorite scenic drive in Colorado. Close competitors are Ouray to Silverton or Silverton to Durango on Highway 550. And the Pikes Peak Highway. Independence Pass is such a narrow little shelf highway, without for the most part guard rails, with many hairpin...More

Thank ManitouExpert
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Cassandra J
26 May 2016|
Response from caribbeanfruit |
I would say give yourself about 1.5 - 2 hours between twin lakes and aspen proper.