Independence Pass, The Coolest Drive On Our Road Trip [VIDEO]
My wife and I went on an anniversary trip to visit different family members living in different parts of Colorado. To get across from Glenwood Springs area to back east to Breckenridge, we took the scenic route called Independence Pass. It was a fantastic view, and also a bit scary as our car broke down on the top of the mountain.
It's a windy road filled with switchbacks. In fact vehicles over 35 feet in length are prohibited from taking the pass. Longer RVS actually get stuck and cause the road to close and there are huge fines in place.
While we made our way up to the top of the mountain, you come within literally inches of the side of a cliff. You definitely want to stay alert and focus. Also, I would recommend packing a jug of anti-freeze/coolant for your trip. Our car was loaded down pretty good and we actually overheated and boiled off all of our coolant once we got to the top. I had to fill it back up to make the trip down. It was a little nerve wracking as we were miles away from cell phone service.
Check out the video below to see a great time lapse of the drive.