Much of this road is closed until around Memorial Day, as there is too much snow to keep the road plowed through the winter.
|Twin Lakes Historic District|
Shortly after turning onto Hwy 82 we came to the area known as Twin Lakes. Twin Lakes and Leadville are often mentioned together as a recreational area, and we expected to find a thriving little town there. We were surprised to discover only a small historic district with a few older buildings and a modern general store. There was a nice interpretive trail that offered great views of the lakes and mountains beyond.
|Hwy 82 approaching Independence Pass|
|Roaring Fork River|