Resources

Below are some online resources to help you plan your next adventure in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River Valleys. For information about what to do when encountering wildlife, see our page Wildlife. For information about this area’s history, see our page Historical Societies.

Aspen & Snowmass

Aspen Chamber Resort Association: Aspen truly is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city features to you in a way that defies ordinary.

Aspen Snowmass: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – with over 5,300 acres of terrain and boundless dining and nightlife, there are more than enough reasons to visit the most exciting winter escape in the world. Four mountains, one lift ticket – experience The Power of Four.

Aspen Parks & Recreation: Recreation Center, Adult Activities, Youth Activities, Aspen Golf Course, Parks & Trails, Special Events, & More!

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails: Mission is to acquire, preserve, maintain and manage open space properties for multiple purposes including, but not limited to, recreational, wildlife, agricultural, scenic and access purposes; and to acquire, preserve, develop, maintain and manage trails for similar purposes.

Pitkin Outside: Search for trails and recreation activities around Aspen, Colorado. Also an app that includes almost 1000 miles of trails, and 250 points of interest, including trails for hiking, biking, horse riding, skiing.

Snowmass Tourism: Snowmass Tourism is the hub for customizing your visit to the area. We provide travel expertise and local insight, not to mention Western hospitality.

Town of Snowmass Village Parks, Recreation & Trails: In addition to managing an 18,000 state-of-the-art recreation center, the department is responsible for the town’s world-class trails system that consists of a network of more than 40 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.

Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System: Aspen is connected with Nordic trails to the towns of Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, and Basalt. The system consists of over 60 miles of FREE cross country skiing for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors.

Basalt

Basalt Chamber of Commerce: Surrounded by wilderness, Basalt sits at the gate of the Frying Pan Valley along the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers in the White River National Forest at an elevation of 6,610 feet.

Basalt State Wildlife Area: Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation.

Carbondale

Carbondale Tourism: The picturesque town of Carbondale is located 170 miles west of Denver, 12 miles from Glenwood Springs, and 30 miles from Aspen in the heart of Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains. At an altitude of 6,181 feet, Carbondale rests in the magnificent shadow of 12,953-foot Mount Sopris.

Town of Carbondale Parks & Recreation: Parks and recreation in Carbondale.

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Chamber Resort Association: Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a family friendly vacation destination located 40 miles north of Aspen and 60 miles west of Vail.

City of Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation: The Parks Department maintains 15 developed parks, including the Community Center, totaling over 100 acres and over 4000 acres of open space.

Marble

Marble Tourism Association: Represents the best of what Marble has to offer. The best services, best value and best information.

Marble Crystal River Chamber: The Crystal River Valley is among the top tourism attractions in the State of Colorado, located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Government Organizations

U.S. Forest Service – White River National Forest: White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres of opportunities. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails, this forest is a place where you can press play on adventure and inspiration!

U.S Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management: BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office (CRVFO), is located in Silt. The CRVFO administers 567,000 acres of public land in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt, Mesa and Rio Blanco counties, Colorado. Public lands administered by the CRVFO extend from Vail in the east to Parachute in the west and from Toponas in the north to Aspen in the south.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife State Wildlife Area: State Wildlife Areas (SWAs) are state-owned lands that offer wildlife-related recreation to the public. While most activities focus on hunting and fishing, each SWA has different allowed activities, based on location and available resources.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails: Pitkin County Open Space and Trails’ mission is to acquire, preserve, maintain and manage open space properties for multiple purposes including, but not limited to, recreational, wildlife, agricultural, scenic and access purposes; and to acquire, preserve, develop, maintain and manage trails for similar purposes.

Town of Snowmass Village Parks, Recreation & Trails: Whether you’re biking or hiking, the Snowmass Village trails system provides a wide variety of terrain for all user groups.

Mid Valley Trails:
The Mid Valley Trails Group is a volunteer Board that oversees funds dedicated for trails in the Eagle County portion of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Basalt Area Parks, Open Space and Trails:
Striving to maintain its small-town character, diverse community and river-centric location, Basalt’s Parks, Open Space and Trails system is paramount for connecting three primary nodes – Old Town, Southside and Willits – while providing opportunity for recreation pursuits and minimizing travel by car.

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