Colorado Highway 82

Independence Pass & Ghost Town

After our Crater Lake/Maroon Bells hike and a quick drive-through of Aspen we decided to make our way up CO-82 and above treeline to the 12,095' summit of Independence Pass. On the way we stopped by the ghost mining town of Independence for a glimpse into life in this area 100 years ago. I know, not really a hike, but rarely do you get this kind of diversity along the roadside...


6-29-2008