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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Independence Pass Closed for the Season


Independence Pass is closed for the season.  Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will keep the Aspen and Twin Lakes winter gates closed for the season. Crews have recorded over a foot of snow that fell along the pass from the storm this weekend. Crews also met with Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) forecasters to discuss concerns with Avalanche mitigation. Typically, Independence Pass is closed by Nov. 7.

Maintenance Supervisors will run a sweep of the highway looking for any cars that may be parked at the Summit or in campgrounds and on auxiliary roads.

Closure dates from the past seven years:

2011   November 2

2012   November 9

2013   November 4

2014   November 12

2015   November 4

2016   November 17

2017 November 17

ALTERNATE ROUTE: The alternate route to Aspen during the months the pass is closed is I-70 to Glenwood Springs, and CO 82 into Aspen.

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