Originally Posted by CrawfordGene
Independence Pass east of Aspen, Colo., is another interesting one. It is now restricted to vehicles of no more than 35'. The west side has some very narrow parts, blind curves and low walls that will only slow your descent off the side slightly. A 35' vehicle would have a tough time, but I suppose it can be done. On the east side, no walls or guardrails.
When the kids were 11, 9 and 1, we left the pop up at the KOA at Buena Vista and drove over Independence to visit Aspen... we were in Jeep Cherokee... would have not wanted to have been driving anything bigger down the west side..... those low walls seemed more like a very low curb...
and there were bicycle riders coming back down from the top of the pass on their road cycles back to Aspen...
talk about white knuckles