Home / Travel Guides / United States / Colorado / Aspen / Aspen / Independence Pass

Independence Pass, Aspen

View gallery

1 photos

Below are pictures and videos. Select what you want to view below.

Contact: +1 970 963 4959
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
At 12,095 feet (3687 meters), this pass ranks as one of the highest paved roads in North America. The views from up top are stunning and border on the kind normally only reserved for National Geographic photographers. The drive from Aspen is equally stunning as the highway zigzags past thick stands of pine, towering cliffs, streams and Independence Ghost Town . Hairpin turns with precarious drop-offs add to the driving drama. Take Highway 82 east out of Aspen and follow it for approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers). Parking, a handicapped paved hiking trail with viewing stand and a Continental Divide sign mark the summit. The road is closed during winter.