Welcome to Basalt

A charming mountain town with a modern flair 

Basalt, Colorado, is a cozy mountain town nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley between the Sopris and Basalt Mountains. Given its name from the basaltic rock formations making up Basalt Mountain, this charming community is teeming with incredible natural views. Located at the confluence of both the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, Basalt is well-equipped to give its visitors and locals prime outdoor recreation. Homes in Basalt reflect the area’s natural surroundings, with open floor plans steeped in large, bay windows perfect for hosting, spacious porches, and well-manicured lawns. With great restaurants and easy access to nearby cities, Basalt is an ideal place to vacation or call home.

What to Love 

  • Beautiful views of surrounding mountain peaks and rivers
  • Exciting recreational opportunities
  • Small-town charm abounds 
  • Conveniently located between Glenwood Springs and Aspen

Local Lifestyle

Basalt's pristine wilderness, majestic mountains, and easy access to two rivers create an open invitation for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Boating and year-round fishing are popular past times. Winter sports, hiking, and cycling are also enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. With historic charm, a laid-back pace, and a quick, 20-minute commute to Aspen’s thriving dining and shopping scene, Basalt offers the assurance that adventure is only moments away. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

When it comes to local dining, Basalt has an eclectic variety to choose from. Tempranillo Restaurant is a family-owned Spanish and Italian restaurant that serves up signature cuisines by Madrid native and internationally acclaimed chef Javier Gonzalez-Bringas. Mods Thai House offers traditional Thai food, with an impressive beer, wine, and sake menu. If you are in the mood for comfort food, Free Range Kitchen is a must-visit. Its innovative, seasonal menu uses freshly-harvested ingredients from Colorado's farms and ranches. Another local favorite is The Brick Pony Club, lauded for its good food and friendly atmosphere.

Unique shopping abounds in Basalt. Check out Midland Clothing for trendy and high-quality clothing for the whole family. The Posh Peacock has women's apparel, fashion accessories, and home decor. When you need equipment for your outdoor adventures, there are plenty of sporting goods stores to meet your needs, such as Bristlecone Mountain Sports.

Things to Do 

If you are looking for something to do in Basalt, there are numerous places to explore that cater to adventurers, artists, and families. The Basalt Sunday Market is a seasonal hot spot for residents, where you will find not only local produce and artisan goods but also lawn games, live music, children's arts and crafts, and more. From skiing and mountain biking to hiking and fly fishing, there are many outdoor recreation opportunities made perfect for relaxing, nature-inspired weekends.

The Basalt River Park’s lovely park, trails, and picnic spots are a must-visit for families and community members. Ruedi’s serene reservoir is another excellent spot for sailing, fishing, forest hiking, camping, and spectacular mountain views.


The Roaring Fork School District serves the community of Basalt. Top-rated schools include:

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