There's no question that once a visitor arrives in Aspen, they will be blown away by the myriad of things going on in town. The endless dining options, renowned nightlife, world-class cultural events, and pristine trails to explore via foot or wheel are well documented. With highways that are lined with jagged cliffs, winding roads over high-alpine passes, and deserted back-roads from the desert, accessing Aspen can be nearly as memorable as the time spent once you arrive. Here are 5 drives to Aspen that double as terrific day trips:
INDEPENDENCE PASS IS OPEN FOR THE 2021 SUMMER SEASON. Check cotrip.org for up-to-date information.
For an in-depth look at scenic byways throughout Colorado, visit http://www.coloradobyways.org/.