Independence Lake



Natural body of inland water.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
39.143739°, -106.5678405°
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12497 ft. (3809 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Independence Lake is covered by the Mount Champion, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Lakes

Lost Man Lake 0.7 mi
Blue Lake 0.9 mi
Linkins Lake 1.5 mi
Scott Lake 2.8 mi
Sioux Lake 2.9 mi

Nearby Cities

Twin Lakes, CO 11 mi
Norrie, CO 13 mi
Aspen, CO 14 mi
Leadville, CO 16 mi
Woody Creek, CO 19 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Twining Peak Land 0.7 mi
Geissler Mountain Land 0.8 mi
South Fork Pass Land 2.2 mi
Eureka Mine Man-made 2.4 mi
Independence Pass Land 2.4 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is TWIN LAKES which is approximately 12 miles away and has an elevation of 9,195 feet (3,302 feet lower than Independence Lake). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .44" 31.9° 1.9°
February .51" 35.4° 2.4°
March .79" 39.3° 10.8°
April .81" 45.6° 18.6°
May .96" 55.7° 28.4°
June .83" 66.8° 35.9°
July 1.47" 72.0° 41.7°
August 1.49" 70.4° 40.6°
September .90" 63.6° 33.9°
October .67" 53.3° 24.7°
November .55" 39.5° 13.8°
December .45" 32.8° 5.1°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 97% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 91% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 95% of other locations on record.