Independence Pass Colorado

Independance Pass

Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado the elevation is 12,095 ft and the Pass is located on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border of Pitkin and Lake counties Colorado. It was quite a view at the top for sure, seemed like you could see for miles. The road to this location is closed in the winter due to the massive amounts of snow that make roads unpassable. You will notice in the shot that the tree line stops at a higher altitude due to the Alpine Tundra. The high altitude causes an adverse climate, which is too cold and windy to support tree growth.

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Independence Pass