Independence Pass is open for the summer
Independence Pass is open for the summer season, offering amazing views all along the way between Aspen and Twin Lakes, and on through Leadville and to Copper Mtn at I-70. The pass normally closes in late October. It is a dramatic and beautiful drive over the Continental Divide, and well worth the trip! Taking the pass also cuts off about 45 minutes on the trip between Denver and Aspen. The views are amazing up on top, and as you follow the Roaring Fork river from its start. Don't forget your camera. If you are driving to Aspen, take the pass -- it's an amazing trip!