Featured Town: Basalt

About Basalt, CO

Photo by: Margi CrawfordLocated at the confluence of the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, Basalt originated as a railroad hub for the area. Its name “Basalt” derives from the basaltic formation on nearby Basalt Mountain.

The area boasts two Gold Medal fishing rivers, a vibrant downtown area, and a thriving arts culture. Throughout the summer, residents and visitors buy fresh produce and enjoy live music at the Sunday Farmer’s Market. Winter sports in the area include snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. For downhill sports enthusiasts, Basalt is located less than 30 minutes away from some of the best skiing in the state.

Find out more information about Basalt, or visit their Chamber of Commerce.

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