A beautiful drive in the back country of the Colorado high country scenic autumn fall golden foliage in the Rocky Mountains near Independence Pass that goes over to Aspen. Read the rest of this entry
Fantastic autumn day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains back-country with views of snowcapped Rocky Mountains Independence Pass fall foliage scenic landscape early October view. Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States. It is at elevation 12,095 ft (3,687 m) on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border between Pitkin and Lake counties.
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Twin Lakes colorful Colorado Autumn scenic view with snow dusted Rocky Mountains. Twin Lakes is located in Lake County, Colorado, United States near the base of Mount Elbert. The population as of the 2010 Census was 171. Mount Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North America. At 14,440 feet (4,401 m), it is the second-highest mountain in the contiguous United States (after Mount Whitney in California), the highest of the fourteeners of Colorado, the fourteenth-highest mountain in the United States, and the highest point of the Sawatch Range. Situated in Lake County approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Leadville, it lies within the San Isabel National Forest, near Twin Lakes, in the center of the state of Colorado.