The Perfect Escape From The Summer HeatOne might be surprised by the amount of water activities that are available to a small mountain town. Basalt has a lot to offer for the water lovers and adventurers. The snow melt brings pristine waters for river and lake activities. From world class fishing to water skiing, paddle boarding (SUPing) to tubing, there is something for everyone. The Roaring Fork and Fryingpan rivers will get your heart racing if you choose to go rafting or kayaking. Ruedi Reservoir is a perfect escape from the summer heat with boating, sailing, and wake boarding just to name a few options.