Distance from Denver: 140 miles (~2.5hours) ♡ ♡ Please note that the Pass is closed for a good part of the year. Check CDOT before you go!
Hike: Negligible ♡ ♡ ♡
Difficulty: Negligible ♡ ♡ ♡
Parking Situation: Medium lot / side of street, but filled up quickly even at 7:30am! ♡ ♡
Parking Fee: N/A
We crossed Independence Pass around 7:30am. There was something about the way the morning light reflecting off of the surroundings that made us pause and revel in the beauty surrounding us. If there was a definition of how a typical Continental Divide should look, I'd refer you to Independence Pass. A few minutes here to enjoy our morning was just the break we needed before heading over to the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness.
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