Independence Pass Overlook

EASY 16 reviews
#80 of 176 trails in

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 hiking, walking, and scenic driving and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

snow

walking
21 days ago

25 days ago

Good quick overlook to stop at on the independence pass!

hiking
29 days ago

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Cool, easy, windy, right off the road. A lot of people but what do you expect with it being right off the road. Overall fun short little stop, driving on the windy roads through the pass is a ton of fun too (if you like to drive).

scenic driving
1 month ago

1 month ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Great views from this overlook. Quite windy the day we were there. And cold!! But this is an easy little walk to get a great view from Independence Pass.

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Fantastic!

scenic driving
6 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Breathtaking

Friday, August 19, 2016

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!