Basalt – Where Life Flows

Welcome to Basalt – an authentic Colorado mountain town with access to the best our state has to offer. Basalt’s rich history began in the pioneering days of the West as a railroad town, during the silver mining boom. Fertile soil and a temperate climate made it possible to farm the land, and many working ranches and farms persist. Today, Basalt still remains true to its roots with its small-town charm and down-to-earth atmosphere. It is a vibrant place where artists, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, ranchers, teachers, and families find unparalleled work-life balance in the postcard they call home.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at the confluence of rivers, recreation, and culture in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. We pride ourselves on our small-town charm, and whether you are here for a day or a lifetime, we hope that you see why we love Basalt. We encourage you to seek the locals’ experience while you are here and understand genuine Colorado life.

Explore the different areas of the Discover section to learn more.