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4 edition of Aspen Independence Pass found in the catalog.

Aspen Independence Pass

by Trails Ill

  • 2 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Trails Illustrated .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maps, charts & atlases,
  • TRAVEL & HOLIDAY,
  • North America,
  • United States - General,
  • Travel - United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMap
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11450283M
    ISBN 100925873810
    ISBN 109780925873811

    To reach Aspen Snowmass, exit Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs and head 41 miles south and east to Aspen on Highway (Glenwood Springs is miles west of Denver). In winter, Highway 82 over Independence Pass east of Aspen is closed, generally from late October through May depending on the first snowfall and snow removal operations. Aspen Independence Pass- Colorado USA TOPO MAP Map – January 1, by National Geographic Trails Illustrated (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Map, January 1, Author: National Geographic Trails Illustrated.

    If there's one reason to rent a car in Aspen, it's to take the mile drive through Independence Pass. This scenic road is one of the highest in North America, meandering along the Continental. Between Aspen and Twin Lakes, Independence Pass is bordered by White River and Pike-San Isabel National Forests and traverses the Continental Divide, reach feet at the summit. With hiking trails, swimming holes, a ghost town, and the awe-inspiring views atop foot summit, Independence Pass is a recreational playground that.

    Aspen resident Tom Perkins is getting ready to release an updated, expanded, new-and-improved version of his unbelievably popular (and consequently sold-out) “Independence Pass Rock Climbing” ing to Perkins, 43, who has called Aspen home for 20 years, Volume II ought to hit the streets this month.   Or, book an hour-long sunrise hot air balloon ride above the Elk Mountains via Above It All Balloon Co. Rock climbers can take to the routes around Independence Pass just east of Aspen and scale massive walls of granite, or stick closer to town at Gold Butte Climbing Area, accessible from the Sunnyside Trail parking area. 7.


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Aspen Independence Pass by Trails Ill Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is the first time our road trip to Aspen allowed us to take Independence Pass. I was so grateful my husband was driving which gave me the chance to look around a little when I wasn't closing my eyes.

The narrow, winding sections of the Pass with no guardrails and steep 5/5(K). To reach the Lincoln Creek Road, drive E out of Aspen on Independence Pass Road (Colorado State Highway 82). At miles turn right onto the well-signed Lincoln Creek Road.

Drive 5 miles up the Lincoln Creek Road to a turnout (10, feet) on the left, a short distance past the Grizzly Reservoir dam and directly up the hill from a group of. Independence Pass, part of Colorado State High passes over the Continental Divide between Leadville and Aspen, Colorado.

In addition to being a scenic byway, Independence Pass, just east of Aspen, is a favorite recreation location during the summer months.

Independence Pass is CLOSED for the / winter season. Without question, the can't-miss drive to Aspen from the front range travels over Independence Pass (via High which is open during the non-winter months).

A handful of gorgeous roads lead to Independence Pass, such as the high-plateau plains of Jefferson and Grant along Highwaydriving alongside the Collegiate Peaks near Salida and.

The Aspen and Independence Pass map can guide you off the beaten path and back again with miles of mapped trails including segments of the Continental Divide and Colorado trails.

Hiking, cross country ski, snowmobile, and bike trails are clearly marked, and trail mileage between intersections will help you choose the path that's right for you/5(16).

I’m more thrilled than usual about Independence Pass opening for the summer, thanks to a book about Aspen’s sacred place by Paul Andersen and David Hiser. I went to a book signing by the two Aspenites in and then promptly added their work, “High Road to Aspen,” to my 6-foot-high “to read” pile.

Independence Pass Foundation, Aspen. 3, likes 1, talking about this 1, were here. The mission of IPF is to restore and protect the ecological, historical and aesthetic integrity of the 5/5(3). Looking for exceptional deals on Independence Pass, Aspen vacation packages.

Save up to $^ when you bundle your flight & hotel. Book your escape today. Independence Pass refers to the 32 mile stretch of Highway 82 that connects Aspen, CO, to Twin Lakes, CO. Seasons Due to harsh weather conditions that can make the road unsafe for drivers, Colorado Department of Transportation closes Independence Pass for the winter, often in late October, and reopens around Memorial Day.

Independence Pass on a clear day My brother and I used to drive (yes drive) to Aspen and ski during winter break while at see. We always stayed at the Limelight Lodge (see review) but because Independence was ALWAYS closed in winter we had to come in from Glenwood Spgs.5/5(K).

To access Independence Pass from the Aspen side: From I take exit (Glenwood Springs) onto Highway Follow CO for 42 miles into the town of Aspen.

Stay on CO through Aspen towards Independence Pass. The crags at Independence Pass are arrayed along CO west of Aspen en route to the Pass itself at 12, feet. Save on popular hotels near Independence Pass, Aspen: Browse Expedia's selection of hotels and places to stay closest to Independence Pass.

Find cheap deals and discount rates among them that best fit your budget. It's simple to book your hotel with Expedia. 3 Hidden Gems You Can Find Driving Independence Pass. Guest Writer J 5 min read.

Think of Aspen and the image of Colorado Ski Resort comes to mind, there’s a reason for that. The Independence Pass connects Aspen with its eastern neighbours. The iconic pass is situated on Highway 82 at an elevation of around 12 thousand feet.

This route is full of scenic views of the mountains and valleys in Aspen. This is supplemented by the many nature trails /5. For 30 years the Independence Pass Foundation has been taking care of one of the country’s most magnificent alpine landscapes, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

To learn more about the restoration work that IPF and its dedicated volunteers and partners achieve on behalf of Independence Pass, as well as the ecology, recreational opportunities, and history of the Pass. Cutting through mountains and hugging a roaring river, Independence Pass remains a classic Colorado scenic and historic byway that allows views of towering peaks, groves of aspen trees, crashing waterfalls, and cool lakes.

With the summit at elevation of 3, m (12, ft), it represents the highest paved pass in North America. Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in central Colorado, midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes and bordering both Lake and Pitkin Counties.

Independence Pass is a scenic way to travel between two mountain towns with beautiful views and a little piece of on: W Main St, Aspen,Colorado. Get directions, reviews and information for Independence Pass Holdings in Aspen, CO.

Book your tickets online for Independence Pass, Aspen: See 1, reviews, articles, and photos of Independence Pass, ranked No.5 on Tripadvisor among 75 attractions in Aspen.5/5(K).

Need a Hotel near Independence Pass. We offer the CLOSEST Hotels with 24/7 Social Support. Find a Lower Price. We'll Refund the Difference!. Independence Pass, originally known as Hunter Pass, is a high mountain pass in central Colorado, United is at elevat ft (3, m) on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border between Pitkin and Lake counties.

State Highway 82 traverses it, and after Cottonwood Pass to the south, is the Elevation: 12, feet (3, m) NAVD   Our Independence Pass Lunch Tour sold out every tour last year, so book early if you’re hoping to get out and enjoy this remote valley in the winter!

Our tour starts at the road closure sign just 4 miles East of Aspen. From there we get everyone suited up and give them a brief safety introduction before hitting the trails.Located just below the continental Divide, the ghost town is a “don’t-miss stop” on Independence Pass along the Top of the Rockies’ Scenic Byway.

Site History: Legend has it that prospectors discovered the Independence Gold Lode on July 4, A tent city sprang up that summer, and by there were people living in the camp.