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Independence Pass

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

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass Closes For Winter

Colorado transportation officials have closed Colorado 82 over Independence Pass for the season.

11/02/2011

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

CDOT Closes Independence Pass For The Season

The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Independence Pass for the season.

11/02/2011

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during a press conference in the Colorado Capitol on April 5, 2011, about the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bears Added To List Of Hazards For Bike Race

Colorado parks officials are adding a new hazard for the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge bike race.

08/18/2011

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