Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley!
We are honored to have you and we can't wait too share everything the Valley has to offer. We want to make your transition as smooth as possible and we've put together all the info you need to pick the best location for your new home. It will save you some precious time so you can get to fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking or skiing ASAP!
EXPLORE THE VALLEY
|Be part of writing Aspen's legacy. Aspen is a place where every day holds an opportunity for greatness. It is a collection of remarkable moments that can’t be duplicated. It is an opportunity to break free from the “norm” and find inspiration in nature or around the corner. You can find this and more in our welcoming mountain town whose culture fuels the soul. Aspen’s enriching experiences will remind you just how great life is -- and can be.|
|Despite its name and reputation as a world-class ski resort, Snowmass is not just a one-season Colorado wonder. More than 3,000 acres of terrain parks and halfpipes woo skiers and snowboarders, but 40 miles of hiking and biking trails keep active travelers on the move when the snow melts. The mountain town's boutiques and casual eateries complement the festivals, free music events and rodeo held each summer. When the flakes fall again, a groomed cross-country ski trail links Snowmass to Aspen.|
|Today, Basalt is known as a vacation mecca for families and sports enthusiasts. Located between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, world-class skiing and cultural opportunities are only minutes away. Amid the myriad of activities, Basalt still preserves it original, quaint charm.|
This fishing paradise sits at the confluence of two Gold Medal rivers, the Frying Pan River and the Roaring Fork River, which appropriately roar out of the Sawatch Range east of Aspen. The Roaring Fork’s waters slow considerably as they reach Basalt, entering town with a pleasant gurgle. Look for serious whitewater rafting and kayaking from west of Aspen to Basalt, while leisurely float trips drift down the 12-mile lower part of the Roaring Fork, from Basalt to Carbondale. Ruedi Reservoir offers the most beautiful setting for windsurfing, sailing and skiing. Nearby White River National Forest, which blankets Basalt on both sides, is ideal for fishing or hiking. Ruedi Reservoir is a popular place for paddleboarders.
|Touted as one of “The Top 10 Adventure Towns in the U.S.” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, there is plenty to do including biking, kayaking and world-class fly-fishing. In winter, excellent cross-country skiing can be found at Spring Gulch.|
At an altitude of 6,181 feet, the Carbondale area is characterized by an average of 295 days of sunshine, low humidity, cold but mild winters and comfortable summers.
Resting in the magnificent shadow of 12,953-foot Mount Sopris, where rocky vistas meet crystal waters, Carbondale is a great base camp for recreation enthusiasts. The area offers a variety of lodging options including rustic lodges and cabins, rugged yet comfortable campgrounds, a historical landmark inn, quaint bed & breakfasts, as well as several more traditional hotels with modern-day amenities. Head downtown to experience the culinary delights the town has to offer. The city’s art galleries also offer tasteful gifts, including some of the finest ceramics in the region.
THE CRYSTAL VALLEY
The picturesque Crystal valley is heaven for the ones who give priority to privacy and untouched nature. On top of that, you'll find small and tight communities and lots of local gems to discover. Just minutes from the Roaring Fork Valley through the town of Carbondale, you can really enjoy the feel of seclusion in the mountains without giving up on convenience.
Redstone and Marble are the two towns in the Roaring Fork Valley.
|For thousands of years, people have recognized the restorative powers of water. Sure, it can quench your thirst, but when the earth heats it up, like it does in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the power of water is unleashed. Just add water to your Rocky Mountain holiday.|
Glenwood Springs is in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Famous for its geothermal amenities and outdoor adventures, Glenwood Springs is home to one-of-a-kind attractions and is arguably the best destination for Colorado hot springs. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is considered the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool; it features two enormous outdoor pools and the award-winning Spa of the Rockies. Just downstream, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is situated along the Colorado River and boasts 16 smaller natural-springs pools, all varying in shape and temperature. America’s only mountaintop amusement park, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, combines spectacular cave tours and thrill rides with breathtaking views of the Roaring Fork Valley. The Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves feature naturally occurring mineral-steam baths, a rare geological feature. Hanging Lake, located in Glenwood Canyon, is a US Forest Service designated National Natural Landmark and is considered one of the most beautiful hikes in Colorado.
|By the time the population grew to 2,000, the town housed a local cannery, brickyard, brewery, 15 saloons, five restaurants, three livery stables and several hotels. As the coal mining days came to an end, the community, like many towns in Colorado, turned to ranching and agriculture such as fruit farming.|
Today New Castle remains a rural communit; however, recently annexed land and new home developments have also made it one of the fastest growing communities on the Western Slope. In town are three parks that include access to fishing spots and boat ramps on the Colorado River. The New Castle Museum and a handful of places to grab a bite are all also within town limits.