There are higher highways
I noted the Aspen history on page A23 of the Aug. 24 Aspen Times stated that Independence Pass is the highest pass in Colorado. While Independence might be the highest pass for a state highway, Highway 82, there are other higher passes in Colorado. Cottonwood Pass Highway 306, from Buena Vista to Taylor Park, may not be a state highway, but crosses the Continental Divide at 12,119 feet and is paved. Just setting the record straight.