• Leave No Trace

    The leave no trace seven principles are the bedrock of the Leave No Trace program. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your backyard or your backcountry. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Resources, Rivers, Water Recreation
  • Acclimating to Higher Altitude

    It’s a different world up here, and you want to get all you can out of your stay. Preparing yourself to head to 8,000 vertical feet can make a world of difference and ensure top condition for your stay. Whether preparing before, adjusting during your trip, or planning a challenging hike up to a higher altitude while here – aside from increasing your carbohydrate intake, there are other helpful steps you can take to neutralize the altitude. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Resources, Water Recreation
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Keeps Getting Better

    Got a hankering for earthen trails and mountain views? Basalt has them all — it’s merely a question of how much time you have. From a relaxing walk through the Lake Christine State Wildlife Area to a mountain-bike odyssey on the flanks of 12,953-foot Mount Sopris, the middle Roaring Fork Valley offers a hike or ride for everyone. Read More
    Categories: Biking, Hiking, Uncategorized
  • The Art of Fun: Basalt In Winter

    Those in the know understand that the best move for a Basalt stay isn’t to head directly to Aspen for all your adventure. Rather, savvy visitors tuck down into Basalt itself where they discover an entire winter cornucopia. From Nordic and backcountry skiing to breathtaking winter hikes, to the thrill of fat tire biking or the uber thrill of ice karting (the only place in North America you can enjoy that wild, wonderful sport), Basalt is a winter destination in itself. Read More
    Categories: Biking, Itineraries, Seasons, Uncategorized
  • Looking East, West, North and South

    Article by Cameron Burns

    BASALT is one of those rare mountain towns where you can go out the door in any direction and find adventure, in both summer and winter. Sitting at the confluence of two well-loved Gold Medal streams, Basalt also is nestled between several distinct mountain chains whose… Read More

    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking, Hunting, Itineraries, Seasons, Uncategorized
  • YEAR-ROUND FUN: A Town For All Seasons

    Article by Cameron Burns

    CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve chosen the perfect place from which to launch your next outdoor adventure. Basalt is in the sweet spot of the Roaring Fork Valley, halfway between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at the gateway to the Fryingpan Valley. So whether you’re looking to hammer some challenging… Read More

    Categories: Biking, Hiking, Itineraries, Seasons, Uncategorized