Things To Do Near Independence Pass in Aspen

Tabor Creek Trail

approx 2 miles
806 W. Hallam

This trail follows Tabor Creek and ends at the top of a pass which looks out onto the basin of Anderson and Petroleum Lakes. A side hike, using orienteering skills, can be made to Tabor Lake to the west... read more

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Linkins Lake Trail

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approx 2 miles
806 W. Hallam

Great hike high above treeline... read more

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Lost Man Trail

approx 2 miles
806 W. Hallam

Explore the rocky, wild side of Colorado's mountains... read more

New York Creek Trail

approx 2 miles
806 W. Hallam

This is a moderate to difficult hike through spruce and fir forests. From the White River National Forest and the Gunnison National Forest boundary the trail is not maintained, you need to use orienteering skills to continue to Ptarmigan Lake... read more

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Lincoln Creek Road

approx 4 miles
Lincoln Creek Road & Highway 82

Backcountry Portal... read more

Lincoln Creek General Forest Area

approx 4 miles
806 W. Hallam

Lincoln Creek Gulch General Forest Area is located east of Aspen on Highway 82 or Independence Pass Road. The General Forest Area provides access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities... read more

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Independence Pass

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approx 4 miles
Highway 82

Arguably the most scenic and breathtaking road in Colorado... read more

Grottos Day Use Area

approx 5 miles

Rock formations and an ice cave to explore...
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Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness

approx 5 miles
620 Main St.
Carbondale, CO

82,729 acres in the White River Natl Forest...
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Difficult Creek Trail

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approx 5 miles
806 W. Hallam

Stunning aspen forests with mining ruins... read more

Weller Campground

approx 5 miles
State Highway 82

High Altitude Camping... read more

Weller Lake Trail

approx 6 miles
806 W. Hallam

Moderate climb to Weller Lake... read more

Petroleum & Anderson Lakes Trail

approx 6 miles
806 W. Hallam

The Trail follows an old jeep road that is now closed to mechanized vehicles. The trail follows Anderson Creek passing through fir forests then tundra... read more

Hunter Creek Area

approx 7 miles

Practically Aspen's backyard... read more

South Fork Pass Trail

approx 9 miles
620 Main St
P.O. Box 309
Carbondale, CO

This well marked trail follows the South Fork of the Fryingpan River. The trail is fairly easy hiking and stays in trees for the majority of the trip... read more

North Star Nature Preserve Loop

approx 10 miles

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are one of the few uses permitted on its flat, open meadows close to the Roaring Fork River... read more

American Lake Trail

approx 10 miles
806 W. Hallam

Wind your way up a steep trail to the beautiful alpine setting of American Lake... read more

Chapman Gulch Trail

approx 10 miles
620 Main St
P.O. Box 309
Carbondale, CO

The first 2 miles of this trail are well marked and maintained. The remainder of the trail is not maintained and hard to find... read more

Express Creek Road to Taylor Pass Road

approx 10 miles
806 W. Hallam

This is a popular high-altitude jeep route beginning at Express Creek Road. Because of the altitude snow is often present well into mid-July... read more

Toklat Gallery

approx 10 miles
231 Midland Avenue, 201

Eclectic art gallery... read more
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