Independence Pass, Trail Ridge Set To Open This Week

May 23, 2016
Photo: View from Independence Pass (Flickr/CC)(Courtesy Flickr user Carolyn Cuskey/Creative Commons) 
The view from Independence Pass between Aspen and Leadville. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation said Monday that crews are on track to have Independence Pass open Thursday, the traditional opening day for the road to Aspen.

Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, Guanella Pass and Cottonwood Pass are all scheduled to open on Friday.