Located at the confluence of the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, this jewel of a town offers an incredible array of outdoor activities for all seasons plus a variety of local parks to keep kids of all ages engaged. Learn more about Basalt at the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.
Nearby Ruedi Reservoir provides the perfect setting for summertime watersports and fishing, and the Gold Medal waters of the rivers are nirvana to anglers of all abilities.
Camping, hiking, hunting, rafting, golfing, four-wheeling, horseback riding – if it’s out of doors and fun, Basalt is where you’ll find it.
There is also a healthy dose of culture awaiting visitors, with numerous galleries showcasing Western, Southwestern, contemporary and primitive art as well as photography and artisan wares. Live theater is part of the scene, as is the town’s renowned summer concert series.
Shopping options are plentiful, and there is no shortage of dining choices. And lodging is both affordable and plentiful.
Remember that you are within minutes (drive times variable according to season, of course) of Aspen and Snowmass.