Marble + Independence Pass

Today we decided to drive a loop through the towns we had circled on our Colorado map as possible places we would like to make home. At the end of our six-hour day in the car, we came to a decision. But our lips our sealed. We are going to take another trip to the winner in a few months, just make 100% certain. But there is no doubt in our minds. It was love at first sight.

Below are a few of our favorite photos from the day. Enjoy the tour!


So in our research, Marble seemed like a very small, quaint but beautiful town far off the grid. The drive to Marble was THE most beautiful drive. (Is that Jeremy Aggers singing in the background?) We drove the winding road to the “downtown” area. It had a few B&Bs and a bar. No gas. No groceries. This is not going to work for me. But I’ll definitely be back for a vacation.

Marble 1

Marble 2

(A quick stop for a history lesson.)

Marble 3

Marble 4

Marble 5

Marble 6

Marble 7

(Beaver Lake. I could have camped out here all day.)

Independence Pass

Then we hopped back in the car and headed to Aspen to take a peak around and to jump on the Independence Pass for a scenic route to Leadville and a few other towns along the way. Independence Pass offers beautiful views of the high elevation mountains, including Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert. ItΒ is closed from November to May, due to the snowy weather conditions. Soooo glad we made it in time!

IP 1

(Our lunch guest.)

IP 2

IP 3

IP 4

IP 5

IP 6

Twin Lakes

We only stayed here long enough to sneak into the campground and take a few pictures.

Twin 1

Twin 2

(This post was originally published on our sticks or stones blog, which is no longer in publication.)


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