This was a pleasant drive from Twin Lakes and provided us with an outstanding view of the surroundings.
If you travel over the pass during fall the Aspen trees make this an amazing journey. There are plenty of trailheads and parks to stop at. Don't miss the old ghost town near the top.
The road runs from Aspen to Leadville. When you get to the top, you are on the Continental Divide. The road has lots of hairpin curves and the speed limit seems to change every few minutes due to the road. Try to take turns driving as the driver can't take his eyes off the road for fear of going over... More
From Glenwood Springs (on Interstate 70) to Aspen, is a 4 lane highway that won't scare anyone. Keep going past Aspen, to Twin Lakes and US 24, and your in for a ride. You go past Mt Elbert (tallest peak in Co.), and spend awhile above the Alpine Line. Not a lot of traffic, or guardrails, on winding high altitude... More
Great views. Awesome drive. Breathtaking. Switchbacks could use guard rails to make this flatlander less sweaty
The road between Twin Lakes and Aspen has to be one of the most beautiful drives in the USA. It is worth driving even if you just turn around and go back; however, I would suggest seeing Maroon Bells in Aspen or the Twin Lakes. I also recommend stopping to take pictures at the scenic overlook at the top of... More
If you are just passing through the area or staying in Twin Lakes, definitely take a drive up Independence Pass. The drive has some amazing views and it is worth braving some of the tight turns and drop-offs (nothing too scary though!).
About and hour drive through the mountains. Great views of valleys, mountains, and saw some wildlife.
We were staying in Salida and someone said we needed to make the drive through Independence Pass and visit the Grottos and the Devil's Punchbowl. We are soooo glad we took their advice. The drive was beautiful one we will never forget and the Ice Caves at the Grottos was a thrill for the whole family. The Devil's Punchbowl is... More
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