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Independence Pass

A scenic steady climb to the top of Independence Pass on the Continental Divide.

19.65 Miles
4,321' Ascent
141' Descent
12,093' High
7,911' Low
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About Independence Pass

A legendary ride in Aspen Snowmass, you’ll steady climb 4,000 feet to the top of Independence Pass which sits at 12,096 feet. The highway is narrow, so please be considerate of vehicles, but the views are breathtaking.


Parking is available at the Aspen parking garage as well as part of the way up the climb on the side of HWY 82.

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Rentals & Service

Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for cycling. Local shops offer the latest in bike rentals and gear.

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Bike Clinics

Riders of all abilities can take advantage of mountain biking clinics to work on everything from feeling comfortable on two-wheels to fine-tuning downhill freeriding techniques.

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Events & Races

Snowmass Village is a cycling community at the core. Weekly races offer a fantastic way to meet and mingle with local cyclists while giving you the opportunity to challenge yourself to a personal best.

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Travel & Parking

Getting to Snowmass is easy and getting to the trailhead is even easier. Snowmass Village boasts plentiful free parking at multiple locations making it hassle-free to get out of your vehicle and on to your ride.

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