Independence Pass, CO

US Forest Service

Independence Pass

At 12,095 feet, Independence Pass is one of the highest paved mountain passes in the United States. Independece Pass is the summit of the Top of the Rockies National Scenic & Historic...[more]



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From Leadville, travel 13 miles south on Hwy 24; Turn right (west) onto State Hwy 82. The summit is approximately 19 past Twin Lakes Village.

From Aspen, travel approximately 20 miles east on State Hwy 82 to the summit.

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