Hiking The Independence Pass Trail

The 9th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Now this is remote! If your looking for solitude, the Independence Pass Trail is a hiking route across the top of the world. Watch out for snow in July and September, along with high winds.

Overall, Independence Pass Trail is the 9th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Independence Pass Trail including Maroon Bells Loop, East Maroon Creek Trail, Conundrum Creek Trail and 10th Mountain Huts - West.


Local Contact(s):  White River National Forest (303) 945-2521; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Colorado" from Maryann Gaug

Best Season:  August

Average Difficulty:  Hardcore

Base Camp:  Mountain Chalet (970) 925-7797; Hotel Aspen (970) 925-3441

Luxury Loding:  Seven Lakes Lodge, Meeker (800) 809-4772

Breakfast Restaurant:  Cafe Ink, Aspen; Victorias Espresso

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  10977


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