PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 60 vehicles lined up to drive Independence Pass for the first time this season. The pass had been closed longer due to the safer-at-home orders as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The gates for the pass between Aspen and Twin Lakes opened on Monday. The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers were met with a new, smooth driving surface. They say crews paved two sections where the pass narrows to a single lane.
Crews also cleared seasonal snow from the road.
Drivers and cyclists are reminded to check conditions before heading out.