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Cycling Independence Pass

Cycling The Divide: Bicycle ride from Twin Lakes to Independence Pass. This is one of the best high mountain passes for cycling in Colorado ... View Photos

La Plata Peak

La Plata Peak: My climb of La Plata Peak via the standard route - the La Plata Trailhead. It was a long hike, a little more difficult than the average "14er" in the Sawatch Range, but the views at this particular summit were so worth it ... View Photos

La Plata Peak, CO

Plenty of Snow in June!

Independence Pass Snow: Independence Pass finally opened one week after Memorial Day weekend. There is still plenty of snow at the pass, as you'll see ... See More

Snowshoeing At The Pass

By: Steve G., June 1, 2007

Snowshoeing At The Pass: Snowshoeing and skiing are still happening in and around Independence Pass, but the snow is melting at a somewhat rapid pace. It was great to get on snowshoes for the first time ... View Photos


September 22 Snowstorm

Independence Pass Snowstorm: I spent a lot of time capturing the snow and fall foliage scenery east of Independence Pass, but of course I just had to visit the summit to check out all the snow ... View Photos

Independence Pass, Colorado

Early Snowfall

Overlook Between Aspen and Independence Pass: With friends visiting in town from Maryland, Kansas and Arkansas, I just had to take them up to Independence Pass so they could experience some amazing Rocky Mountain views. The snowfall was icing on the cake ... View Photos

Independence Pass, Colorado

Friends At Independence Pass

Friends: This is an ongoing photo collection of friends and family whom I take up to Independence Pass. I get so many visitors and this page will be my excuse to show off the area ... See More

Friends at Independence Pass

Village Of Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes: Twin Lakes is a small village of a few hundred year-round residents on the east side of Independence Pass. At the base of Mt. Elbert, the quaint village is known for its large lake ("Twin Lakes") with breathtaking views of the mountains ... See More

Twin Lakes, Colorado

Independence Lake

Independence Lake: On the west (Pitkin County) side of Independence Pass at the first main switchback is a trail that leads up to Independence Lake. There was still a lot of snow way up there by the lake! ... See More

Independence Lake at Independence Pass

Ghost Town Of Independence

Ghost Town of Independence: The ghost town of Independence was founded in the 1880's and served as a mining area just west of the Continental Divide. Winters were long and brutal and when mining operations spiraled, the once bustling town dissolved as many sought better opportunities downhill in Aspen ... See More

Independence, Colorado
Independence Pass Facts

  • Elevation: 12,095 Feet

  • Independence Pass is part of the Continental Divide which divides the watersheds that flow downward to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

  • Independence Pass divides the counties of Pitkin and Lake counties.

    Independence Pass Area Links

  • City of Aspen
  • Aspen Square Hotel
  • Aspen Rock Climbers
  • Independence Pass Foundation
  • All Aspen

    Area Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Aspen Snowmass
  • Ski Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Ski Monarch

    Other Colorado Websites
  • Colorado Guy
  • Mount Princeton
  • Cottonwood Pass
  • St. Elmo Ghost Town
  • Twin Lakes, CO

    Fun / Weird Stuff
  • Commodore 64 Games

  • Twin Lakes



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