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Charming village vibes in a quiet fishing paradise

Welcome to Basalt

Basalt is a historic village town with a warm quality. Originally a railroad town, Basalt’s historical architecture is preserved among its independent shops and restaurants. The outdoor recreation opportunities are unparalleled in their breadth and quality. The single-family homes have quaint log cabin charm and high-end appeal.

What to Love

  • Charming ambiance and quaint village feel
  • Quiet, secluded natural landscape
  • Artisanal community businesses
  • Premier fishing spot at the intersection of two rivers
  • Twenty-five minutes to Aspen and Snowmass

Local Lifestyle

Basalt is the perfect town for people who take outdoor recreation seriously. A mere 25 minutes from the Aspen Mountain ski area, the landscape offers a wealth of outdoor activities beyond Aspen. Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and watersports are only a taste of what can be enjoyed.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Basalt is located at the crossroads of the Roaring Fork and Fryingpan Rivers. Visitors and residents can angle for top-tier catches while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape.


Basalt Bike & Ski is a one-stop shop for everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Bristlecone Mountain Sports has stylish and practical wear for every activity. For unique and trendy picks, the Midland Clothing Company is a one-of-a-kind boutique with a charming feel.


If you’re looking for a fishing-focused outdoor goods store, Frying Pan Anglers is a great place to purchase your supplies and chat with experts about local fishing. It also has guides to direct

your trip to the best spots.

Despite its secluded feel, Basalt has a myriad of dining options. Free Range Kitchen is the best example of what residents can find for dinner in historic downtown Basalt. This restaurant is an independently owned farm-to-table spot with an artisanal menu.


The tasting room at Woody Creek Distillers is a uniquely relaxing experience for spirit lovers. Cafe Bernard is a whimsical and cozy brunch spot for omelets and waffles.

Things to Do

No charming village town is complete without a farmer’s market, and Basalt delivers with the Basalt Sunday Market. The market has produce and artisan goods as well as live music, games, and arts and crafts.


The Basalt Summer Concert Series makes for the ideal summer night of outdoor music.


Basalt River Park is a convenient spot to enjoy the outdoors within the city limits. This community park is an organized natural landscape on the Roaring Fork River where everyone can enjoy the waterfront, fishing, and shops.


Crown Mountain Park is another community spot where families can take part in outdoor activities at racquet courts, bike paths, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and an ice rink.


The Basalt Half Marathon is not only a fun challenge but also a fundraiser for the Basalt High School cross-country team. Another event that serves a good cause is the Taste of Basalt.

Guests can sample local restaurants while supporting the Basalt Education Foundation.


Basalt is served by the Roaring Fork School District.