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Independence Pass

Running on Colorado 82 from Aspen to Twin Lakes, Independence Pass is twisty and often narrow, with only one lane in some places. There are numerous campgrounds and trailheads along the way as well as a ghost town. East of Twin Lakes Colorado 82 ends and US 24 will take you north to Leadville or south to Salida.

This is one of several roads in Colorado that close for the winter. When it closes and when it opens depends on the amount of snowfall and how soon/late the snow falls. Don't count on it being open if you're coming to Colorado in May.

Motorcycle-accessible campgrounds include the following: Difficult Campground, Weller Campground, Lost Man Campground, Twin Peaks Campground, Parry Park Campground, Lakeview Campground, and White Star Campground. There are other campgrounds but they may be difficult to reach with a highway bike. Follow the links or click on the symbols for pictures and information about the campgrounds.

Click on the thumbnails below to see images from various points along Independence Pass, from west to east, as on the map.

Difficult Campground Weller Campground Lost Man Campground Twin Peaks Campground Parry Peak Campground Lakeview Campground White Star Campground

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