Basalt | Carbondale

area info in Basalt | Carbondale

Ranchers, farmers, miners, and the railroad gave Basalt and Carbondale life when the towns were settled in the late 1800s. Today, residents in both communities treasure the wide-open skies and the unparalled recreational activities that include some of the best trout fishing in the world. Owning ranch property in Basalts or Carbondale puts you close to mountain and road cycling, skiing, hiking, and cultural events rooted in history.

Nestled between majestic Mount Sopris and Basalt Mountain, Basalt and Carbondale offer hiking and mountain biking trails that extend through thousands of acres of pristine mountain wilderness. Anglers dance with the trout along the banks of two Gold Medal streams, the Roaring Fork River near Carbondale and Frying Pan River near Basalt. Amid beautiful surroundings and myriad of activities, both towns still preserve their original, quaint charm.

Located just 16 miles from Aspen, historic Basalt thrives with small fashion boutiques, retail venues, galleries, and some of the best restaurants in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Carbondale is part of the Colorado Creative Corridor, a 331-mile trail of cultural and arts destinations linking the mountain towns of Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte Ridgway, and Salida.

Real Estate info in Basalt

Featured Basalt Carbondale Properties

Learn AboutThe Basalt Area


Nearby Amenities

Basalt-Carbondale Essentials

Downtown Basalt is the commerical and economic center of the community. Victorian-era buildings flank condominiums, restaurants, and art galleries. Downtown is where you'll find Basalt Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce Caboose, the Basalt Regional Library, and the Post Office. Just down the road, the Willits community offers even more restaurants, shopping, and entertainment with The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW).

Carbondale's historic Main Street, located off Highway 133, features restaurants, art galleries, antiques, and a cinema. Residents depend on this home base for the Carbondale Branch Library, commerical banks, and town government departments.

Basalt-Carbondale Recreation

Ranch property in the Basalt and Carbondale area puts you close to crystal-clear trout streams, golf at the Roaring Fork Club, and exhilerating outdoor activites like whitewater rafting and kayaking. Basalt is a hub for the arts, particularly photography, Western art, and theatre. Carbondale is a center for arts, and outdoor activities like biking both on mountain trails and roads.

BrowseLocal Demographics

Nearby Services

Health Care

Located 17 miles from Basalt, award-winning Aspen Valley Hospital in downtown Aspen specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. A full range of medical services includes an emergency department, intensive care unit, and a birth center.

Located 12 miles from Carbondale, Valley View Hospital has served Carbondale and other Roaring Fork communuties since the mid-1950s. Valley View Hospital has earned high rankings for its high quality of care from J.D. Power and Associates, Consumer Reports, and Truven Health.


Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), the main airport in the Aspen area, is located about 15 miles north of Basalt on Route 82. American Airlines, Delta, and United provide service to Aspen from Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis and Atlanta. International service is also available.

Rent or Buy