Great experience...bring some extra layers!
Rode Aspen to Twin lakes in 2009. Spectacular high pass. Much fun in nice weather. A "must"
Rode from Twin Lakes over Independence Pass and into Aspen. This ride is spectacular, especially in early October with the aspens turning. I rode it on a Friday and traffic was light. Many sweet curves and gorgeous vistas. A+
Independence Pass. Elevation of 3686 m./12,095 ft. Can still be closed early spring or fall. Narrow lanes. No long vehicles permitted. Great experience. Do it!
Raquel, my 96 R1100R, on the left. This is early October, 2010.