Welcome to the Independence Pass Foundation

Independence Pass is now OPEN for the season and will close again on November 7 or earlier depending on road conditions..

2014 Ski for the Pass Results

2013 Ride for the Pass Results

Download Our 2013 Annual Report

The Independence Pass Foundation (IPF) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3)] foundation based in Aspen, Colorado (a copy of our federal tax return form 990 is available for public inspection at www.guidestar.org). Working with local, state and federal agencies, IPF develops and implements projects that maintain and enhance the ecology, beauty and safety of Independence Pass. The Foundation is led by a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors and staffed by three part-time consultants—an executive director, development director and bookkeeper. Since its founding in 1989, IPF's many donors, volunteers and contractors have continued to support us with their time, their expertise and their dollars. IPF is truly the beneficiary of the community's caring for Independence Pass. We are honored to represent all who love the Pass in our everyday work.

Click here to view the IPF video.


Or contact Judith Olesen, Development Director, 970.230.9223, juditholesen@comcast.net

Left to right: Alpine Cinquefoil, Alpine Sunflowers, Western Bistort, and Asters put on a showy display, competing with the view of the distant Elk Range peaks.