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Recreation in the Roaring Fork Valley & Beyond

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, clear lakes and rivers, and spectacular views, outdoor activities abound in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond! Many sports are seasonal, although some are not, and many residents enjoy the outdoors year-round. With the variety of outdoor recreation available, there’s no shortage of things to get out and do.

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Featured Town: Basalt

Located 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.