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Independence Pass

There is a long list of reasons why travelers make the Snowmass and Aspen area of Colorado their ultimate vacation destinations. For some, this area beckons in the name of downhill fun. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and alpine slides, there’s nothing more thrilling than time spent amongst world-class peaks and mountain valleys. For those that are more in the mood to make the most of hiking, biking, and wildlife spotting, these areas open up a world of possibility in the warmer months of the year. No matter when you find yourself here, taking time to enjoy the view at Independence Pass is bound to be a highlight, and an activity that’s best achieved at Independence Pass.

A Sky-High Vantage Point

Situated over the Continental Divide and found woven between Aspen and Leadville, Independence Pass in Colorado is an inspiring destination and sight to behold. Integrated in Colorado State Highway 82, Independence Pass is one of the state’s most iconic scenic byways that also holds the prestigious title as the highest paved pathway in the entire state! Those that traverse Independence Pass will find themselves sitting at an impressive 12,095 feet when they reach the summit—promising spectacular views that are hard to rival. This scenic area is far from ordinary and a must for those that are looking for the ultimate Aspen/Snowmass view during their stay.

More to Enjoy at Independence Pass

While the sights from a vantage point among the mountain peaks are hard to beat, many who come this way also do so to enjoy the other activities to be found in the area beyond observing. Independence Pass is home to a wide variety of hiking trails spanning all difficulty levels. Discovery Trail and Grottos Trail are some of the area’s most manageable treks while those looking to put their skills to the test can do so on Black Diamond Rated Lost Man Trail or Midway Creek Trail just to name a few. Mountain biking and rock climbing are other popular activities to enjoy in this scenic area while a stop at the Grottos Ice Caves, just 9 miles east of Aspen, is sure to be a treat for everyone in your traveling crew.

Enjoy the Journey

Make the most of every moment of your Snowmass adventure by booking with Timberline while you’re here. Contact us today to learn more about our versatile lineup of vacation rentals and how our additional services offered can make your Colorado adventure absolutely unforgettable! We can’t wait to welcome you to the mountains.