For all our friends coming from Boulder / Denver / Ft. Collins, you can now take Independence Pass / Hiway 82 into Aspen!
“Transportation officials are predicting that Independence Pass will open on time, May 22 at 2 p.m.
If all goes as planned and weather conditions stay calm, the Colorado Department of Transportation expects an on-target opening — the Thursday prior to Memorial Day. Last year, the pass opened on target as well on May 23.
Each year, CDOT sets a goal to get the 12,095-foot pass open on this day; it is always completely dependent on weather conditions and the amount of work necessary to clear the road and carry out other maintenance items.” more at the original link: