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Basalt is a small town located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley between Glenwood Springs and Aspen. The Colorado Midland Railroad, which was built to carry coal and silver ore between Leadville and Aspen, established the town of Frying Pan Junction in 1887, and in 1901, it incorporated as the town of Basalt. Called "Colorado's Town for Fishing," Basalt boasts two world renowned gold medal trout streams, the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers. Nearby Ruedi Reservoir offers sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, and the majestic mountains surrounding the town offer hiking and mountain biking, world class skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Basalt has managed to retain its' original quaint charm, while also catering to tourists by offering great restaurants, art galleries and specialty boutiques. The town of Basalt is also home to the annual River Days Festival, usually held in Arbaney Park in August. This fun-filled family event features a fly-casting competition, live music and great food, arts and crafts, a parade, pancake breakfast, and unique events, including "Kiss the Trout."

Surrounding areas: El Jebel, Colorado (3.6 mi), Snowmass, Colorado (3.6 mi), Carbondale, Colorado (9.8 mi), Woody Creek, Colorado (10.4 mi), Snowmass Village, Colorado (12.1 mi), Meredith, Colorado (16.2 mi), Aspen, Colorado (16.8 mi)

Basalt Vacation Rentals

Basalt Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Crystal River Inn12954 U S Hwy 133Carbondale, CO9.8 mi.(970) 963-3902
Days Inn950 Cowen DrCarbondale, CO10.4 mi.(970) 963-9111
Comfort Inn & Suites920 Cowen DrCarbondale, CO10.5 mi.(970) 963-8880
Snowmass Mountain Condominiums55 Upper Woodbridge RdSnowmass Village, CO11.8 mi.(970) 923-4350
Aspenwood Condominiums600 Carriageway RdSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-2711
Lichenhearth Condominiums150 Carriage WaySnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-4350
Sonnenblick Townhomes600 Gallen LnSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-4350
Stonebridge Condominiums30 Anderson LnSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-4323
Tamarack Townhouses135 Carriage WaySnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-2420
Terrace House Condominiums65 Campground LnSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-4350
The Ridge Condominiums229 Faraway RdSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-4700
The Snowmass Lodge And Club239 Snowmass CLB CirSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-5600
Woodbridge Condominiums25 Lower Woodbridge RdSnowmass Village, CO11.9 mi.(970) 923-4350
Interlude Condominiums70 Gallun LnSnowmass Village, CO12.0 mi.(970) 923-3110
Silvertree Hotel100 Elbert LnSnowmass Village, CO12.0 mi.(970) 923-3520
The Silvertree Hotel100 Elbert LnSnowmass Village, CO12.0 mi.(970) 923-3520
Top Of The Village Condominiums855 Carriage WaySnowmass Village, CO12.0 mi.(970) 923-3673
Wildwood Lodge40 Elbert LnSnowmass Village, CO12.0 mi.(970) 923-3550
Crestwood Lodge Inc400 Wood RdSnowmass Village, CO12.2 mi.(970) 923-2450
ST Mortiz Lodge334 W Hyman AveAspen, CO16.5 mi.(970) 925-3220
ST Moritz Lodge344 W Hyman AveAspen, CO16.6 mi.(800) 817-2069
Sardy House128 E Main StAspen, CO16.6 mi.(970) 920-2525
Hotel Lenado200 S Aspen StAspen, CO16.7 mi.(970) 925-6246
Hotel Jerome330 E Main StAspen, CO16.8 mi.(970) 920-1000
Pines Lodge411 S Aspen StAspen, CO16.8 mi.(970) 925-5279
Snowflake Inn221 E Hyman AveAspen, CO16.8 mi.(970) 925-3221
Aspen Meadows/aspen Institute845 MDWS RdAspen, CO16.9 mi.(970) 925-4240
Itt Sheraton Luxury Collection - Aspen315 E Dean StAspen, CO16.9 mi.(Inv) ali-dInp
Mountain Chalet Aspen333 E DurantAspen, CO16.9 mi.(800) 321-7813
Mountain House Lodge905 E HopkinsAspen, CO17.1 mi.(970) 920-2550
The Little Nell Hotel675 E Durant StAspen, CO17.1 mi.(970) 920-4600
Limelite Lodge228 E Cooper StAspen, CO17.2 mi.(970) 925-3025
The Gant610 W End StAspen, CO17.2 mi.(970) 925-5000
Crestahaus Lodge1301 Cooper AveAspen, CO17.4 mi.(970) 925-7081
Hotel Denver402 7TH StGlenwood Springs, CO19.8 mi.(970) 945-6565
Hot Springs Lodge & Pool415 6th StGlenwood Springs, CO19.9 mi.(970) 945-6571
1st Choice Inn Formerly Holiday Inn51359 Hwy 6 And 24Glenwood Springs, CO20.0 mi.(970) 945-8551
Americas Best Value Inn51871 Hwy 6 And 24Glenwood Springs, CO20.0 mi.(970) 945-6279
Hotel Colorado526 Pine StGlenwood Springs, CO20.0 mi.(970) 945-6511
Quality Inn & Suites2650 Gilstrap CTGlenwood Springs, CO20.0 mi.(970) 945-5995
Bed & Breakfast
Ute Meadows Inn Bed & BRKFST2880 County Rd 3Carbondale, CO9.8 mi.(970) 963-7088

Basalt Weather & Climate

Northwestern Colorado has a highland, alpine mountain cliamte. Having the highest average elevation in the United States, combined with complex topography, results in dramatic climate changes from place to place. A general rule of thumb is the higher the elevation, the lower the temperature with an increase in precipitation. Northwest Colorado has snowy winters and mild summers. In years when snow cover is heavy at high elevations, or when there is a sudden warming in the spring at high elevations, flooding may be a problem. Thunderstorms are possible in spring and summer. Hail is common in the northwest part of the state. Autumn means crisp, dry days with lots of sunshine and cool nights. Spring and autumn weather can change rapidly.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 1°F 1.19 in. -
February 36°F 3°F 1.13 in. -
March 41°F 13°F 1.25 in. -
April 49°F 20°F 1.19 in. -
May 61°F 28°F 1.55 in. -
June 73°F 33°F 1.34 in. -
July 79°F 39°F 1.69 in. -
August 77°F 38°F 1.64 in. -
September 70°F 31°F 1.62 in. -
October 58°F 23°F 1.40 in. -
November 42°F 13°F 1.16 in. -
December 34°F 3°F 1.19 in. -

Basalt Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Eagle County Regional airport (EGE) located about 19 miles northeast of Basalt in Vail / Eagle, Colorado, the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located approximately 57 miles south of Basalt in Gunnison, Colorado, the Central Colorado Regional airport (7V1) located roughly 62 miles southeast of Basalt in Buena Vista, Colorado, and finally the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located around 75 miles southwest of Basalt in Montrose, Colorado.

Basalt Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO83.9 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO113.3 mi.
Golf Courses
River Valley Ranch Golf ClubCarbondaleCO9.7 mi.
Aspen Golf CourseAspenCO17.2 mi.
Cotton Ranch ClubGypsumCO19.3 mi.
Glenwood Springs Golf ClubGlenwood SpringsCO20.0 mi.
Eagle Ranch Golf CourseEagleCO22.5 mi.
Ski Areas
AspenAspenCO16.9 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO16.9 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO16.9 mi.
TiehackAspenCO16.9 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO20.0 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO34.6 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO39.8 mi.
VailVailCO39.8 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO40.4 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO53.7 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO60.8 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO64.5 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO74.9 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO76.7 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO77.9 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO107.5 mi.
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO112.1 mi.

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