Welcome to Carbondale

Where art, agriculture, and outdoor adventure collide

The vibrant community of Carbondale is ideally nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and located between Denver and Aspen’s stunning amenities. With panoramic mountain views around every corner, Carbondale’s neighborhoods are bustling with opportunities for outdoor recreation. However, its incredible scenery isn’t the only feature that attracts families, retirees, and professionals to its town — as a Certified Colorado Creative District, Carbondale immerses art, music, and culture into a fully-embracing community. Its walkable streets offer immediate access to these amenities, which can be seen through local festivals, popular restaurants, impressive art galleries, and hip shops.

What to Love

  • Stunningly beautiful views of the Crystal Valley
  • A delightful combination of farmland and village
  • Numerous recreational opportunities 
  • Comfortable weather in every season

Local Lifestyle

Carbondale’s rich history in agriculture is still seen today, with a nice combination of farmland and town amenities. Its intrinsic, artistic nature offers peaceful vibes and its natural beauty makes for picture-perfect sunsets. Comfortable summers and snowy winters make it a prime destination for outdoor recreation, whether locals prefer to hike, mountain bike, ski, or snowboard.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Carbondale’s dining scene is dynamic and unique. You will find a variety of cuisines to soothe your palate, from Italian and Japanese to Mexican cuisine and more. Experience classic American fare sourced from locally-owned ranches and farms at  SILO Culinary Productions. Start your morning off right with a cup of coffee from Bonfire Coffee, whose beans are sustainably sourced and roasted to order. Tiny Pine Bistro on Main Street welcomes guests with menu options like Berkshire pork chops, Idaho trout, and primavera. While there, pair your meal with a glass of wine from the restaurant’s backyard bar.

From clothing stores to art galleries and gift shops, there is something to be found in Carbondale’s shopping district. An eclectic mix of antique finds can be found at Vintage Ski World. Peruse a unique selection of home decor and more at Lulubelle.

Things to Do

There is no shortage of outdoor explorations in Carbondale. From world-class fly fishing to biking and kayaking or cross-country skiing in the winter, there's always something to do. Mushroom Rock’s numerous trails are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, who can hike along its paths for stunning mountain views.

The charming towns of Redstone and Marble are just a quick comment away. These hidden gems offer a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, including parks and trails. 
Tee off at River Valley Ranch’s championship golf course for a fun day with friends or colleagues. The Power Arts Center’s permanent and rotating collections of influential contemporary artists are a must-see, so be sure to grab a ticket. Attend a show at the nearby Arts Campus at Willits, whose inspiring mix of performing arts, culture, and entertainment brings people from all over the area. 


The Roaring Fork School District serves the community of Carbondale. Top-rated institutions include:

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