Featured Town: Basalt
A few miles north of the legendary town of Aspen, the town of Basalt combines the high-end luxury feel of its neighbor with the convenience of a normal town. Oh, and it has some of the best fly fishing in the world. So, whether you’re an angler, a local business owner, a weekend warrior or are looking for a reasonable housing market in the Roaring Fork Valley, Basalt has lots to offer.
Snapshot of Basalt: Sitting at the confluence of the Frying Pan River and the Roaring Fork River Basalt has always been known as the confluence of rivers, recreation and culture. Basalt is accessible from the north via I-70 to Highway 82 and from the south via Independence Pass in the summer. The proximity to two rivers provides some of the best fly fishing in the world. Basalt is also home to fantastic art exhibits, delicious dining and a wide variety of local businesses. Although it has all this Basalt still maintains a small town feel with a total population of 3,921.
Basalt Summer Cinema: Movies in the park – Presented by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, the Basalt Summer Cinema has its own version of an outdoor “walk-in” movie theatre. Movies for the summer are selected by the previous year’s attendees.
Basalt Sunday Market – From Mid-June through the end of October the Basalt Sunday Market features a variety of fairs from different local vendors. The Sunday Market is a local tradition and shouldn’t be missed!
Taste of Basalt – Put on your dancing shoes for this exciting annual event! The Taste of Basalt event features food and drinks from local restaurants and beverage providers, a large silent auction, a raffle and a dance. All proceeds go to the Basalt Public Schools.
Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar – Located just off main street Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a fantastic selection of top-quality free-range meats along with a wide selection of premium wines.
Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Located in the heart of downtown Basalt Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar offers a selection of delicious tapas, incredible savory pies and a wide selection of delicious sandwiches and soups. Make sure to try the wild mushroom soup! It’s a local favorite.
Café Bernard – Located a few doors up the street from Heather’s, Café Bernard offers delicious European style cuisine including sandwiches on delightful homemade bread. Enjoy pastries? Make sure to stop by Café Bernard before 11:00 AM for one of their mouth-watering sticky buns.