Independence Pass

Independence Pass in an image last week provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation (credit: CDOT)

Officials Close Independence Pass For The Season

Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say Independence Pass is now closed for the season.

11/04/2013

(credit: usaprocyclingchallenge.com)

USA Pro Challenge Shuts Down Colorado 82

The USA Pro Challenge featuring Tour de France champion Chris Froome began Monday afternoon in Aspen with two parade laps through downtown.

08/19/2013

Crews dig out the parking area at the Alpine Visitor Center along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, located at 11,796 feet. (credit: nps.gov/romo)

Mountain Passes Open For Memorial Day Weekend

For many, Memorial Day weekend is a kick-off for summer activities and that means heading to the mountains. We should be able to do that this weekend as many mountain passes are opening up as we head into the long holiday stretch.

05/24/2013

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Inside The Effort To Open Independence Pass

Don Poole, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s maintenance patrol supervisor for Highway 82, and two other employees took two reporters up to show CDOT’s process and progress in clearing the state’s second-highest paved road.

05/18/2013

An avalanche is set along Independence Pass on Monday. (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Mitigation On Independence Pass Makes For An Exciting Show

Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are getting some extra help in their effort to get Independence Pass cleared for the summer.

05/14/2013

Independence Pass on April 30 (credit: CDOT)

Snow Clearing Crews Have Big Job On Colorado Mountain Passes

Despite recent snowstorms in the high country, officials say they are on track to open Mount Evans and Trail Ridge roads for the busy Memorial Day Weekend.

05/07/2013

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass On Schedule To Open Memorial Day Weekend

Things are on track to open Independence Pass near Aspen by Memorial Day weekend.

05/05/2013

Independence pass (credit: CBS)

Independence Pass Closes For The Season

The first major snowstorm of the season is hitting the high country and the Colorado Department of Transportation says that means it is time to close down Independence Pass.

11/09/2012

Spectators on Independence Pass on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

USA Pro Challenge Fans Couldn’t Camp On Independence Pass

The third stage route took riders from Gunnison to Aspen over both Cottonwood and Independence passes, but the U.S. Forest Service wanted to make sure fans didn’t camp out for a good spot on Independence Pass.

08/22/2012

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass Will Open Nearly 2 Weeks Early

Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are busy clearing snow from Independence Pass to open it nearly two weeks early.

05/03/2012

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