There were several spots for pullover in order to have a good photos of the valley below but I dare not park there, too close to the cliff and no guard rails. I drove all the way up till you reach the scenic stop point at the top - Independence Pass. Very beautiful view on a clear day. On the... 更多
Independence Pass is a great place to do a little hiking. It also affords nice views of the mountains and sunset. There are restrooms at the spacious parking lot.
We crossed the pass both ways. Aspen trees are in full color and look luminescent. Words simply can't describe the beauty. The road is in good shape and safe at a reasonable speed.
This was an amazing drive and a little spooky at times. The summit type thing was really cold, our truck said it was 51 in August and with the wind chill it felt like 40. The views were amazing. Beautiful and breath taking. We will drive this next time we're in Colorado.
We drove from Buena Vista to Aspen to go to Maroon Bells. The drive over Independence Pass was absolutely stunning. You should go. If you go the speed limit and let the drivers that are in a hurry pass you, you will enjoy the drive and feel safe. Having gone across and back again, I would say on both ways... 更多
Lovely drive, at 12,000 plus feet you are above some snow fields even in summer. Notwithstanding the wild flowers are abundant, how do they survive even in the windy conditions? Worth an hours walk once you are up there.
Twin Lakes to Aspen- stop at the Continental Divide lookout... takes the breath away. Lots of alpine lakes, woodsy mountainy scenery, GREAT SPORT CLIMBING, nice campgrounds, excellent hiking to majestic alpine scenery, short hikes, long hikes, rivers winding and creeks bubbling, aspens aspens aspens vibrating in the wind, really incredible. Stop along the way and make sure to get out... 更多