A Quaint Mountain Community
Basalt is a quaint mountain community located at the confluence of two Gold medal trout streams, the Fryingpan River and the Roaring Fork River. We are a vibrant and diverse community offering a wealth of recreational opportunities both in Basalt and in the surrounding communities of Aspen, Snowmass Village, and Glenwood Springs.
Rich in history, Basalt maintains a small town feel while offering a wide variety of restaurants and unique shopping.
Basalt is a Statutory Town in Eagle and Pitkin counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The population was 3,857 at the 2010 census.
The town was named for the basaltic rock formation on Basalt Mountain, and began as railroad town. The town was incorporated in 1901.
Basalt is located at 39°22′6″N 107°2′18″W, along State Highway 82, and at the confluence of the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers.
Basalt is well known for its Gold Medal trout fishing in the Frying Pan River. Ruedi Reservoir is also a popular regional destination for boating and other watersports. Basalt is a hub for mountain biking in the Roaring Fork valley. There are a dozen world class cross country trails as well as lift-accessed downhilling within 15 miles of Basalt, both up and down the valley.