LAKE COUNTY – Significant snowfall and adverse conditions have persuaded authorities to close Independence Pass for the winter season.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said crews closed the Aspen and Twin Lakes winter gates for the season Monday.
This past weekend’s storm dumped over a foot of snow along the pass according to CDOT
CDOT maintenance supervisors will run a sweep of the highway looking for any cars that may be parked at the summit or in campgrounds and on auxiliary roads.
The alternate route to Aspen during the months the pass is closed is I-70 to Glenwood Springs and then CO 82 into Aspen.
CDOT said Independence Pass is typically closed by November 7th.