Independence Pass Overlook is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and scenic driving and is best used from June until September.
Driving up, we passed through stands of aspens on Hwy 82 between Aspen and Twin Lakes in the Sawatch Range. We arrived at Independence Pass the day before Independence Day. Sunny and beautiful above the tree line, we strolled out to the overlook and the tundra was just starting to bloom with wildflowers and several of the peaks still had slivers of snow on them. Great view of Mt. Ebert. It was a bit windy through the pass but a great stop at the highest paved pass across the Continental Divide.
Great place to see the awesome road you just drove up! Usually a few cars parked up here, can get crowded, But the views are worth it, many 14'ers in the neighborhood!