Crews Close Independence Pass for the Season

Nov. 17, 2017 -

Independence Pass

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LAKE/PITKIN COUNTIES—About 10 this morning, crews locked the gates on both the Twin Lakes and Aspen sides of Independence Pass. The pass will remain closed for the winter season.

Alternate Route

The alternate route to Aspen during the months the pass is closed is I-70 to Glenwood Springs, and Colorado Highway 82 into Aspen. When open, Independence Pass has a 35-foot length restriction on commercial and recreational vehicles. CDOT typically gets the pass open on the Thursday prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, weather permitting.