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  • Leave No Trace

    The leave no trace seven principles are the bedrock of the Leave No Trace program. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your backyard or your backcountry. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Resources, Rivers, Water Recreation
  • Acclimating to Higher Altitude

    It’s a different world up here, and you want to get all you can out of your stay. Preparing yourself to head to 8,000 vertical feet can make a world of difference and ensure top condition for your stay. Whether preparing before, adjusting during your trip, or planning a challenging hike up to a higher altitude while here – aside from increasing your carbohydrate intake, there are other helpful steps you can take to neutralize the altitude. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Resources, Water Recreation
  • Backcountry Safety Tips

    Be Proactive. Be Prepared. Be Safe. A guide to high-altitude and backcountry safety. Basalt has many opportunities for fun, and it is important to have a "Safety First" mentality. Here are a number of safety tips that you may find helpful. Weather and Seasonal Hazards, High Altitude Tips, Altitude Sickness, and more. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Hunting, Parks, Resources, Water Recreation
  • Getting Around Town

    Whether you are driving, biking or taking RFTA, there are many ways to explore Basalt and the Roaring Fork Valley. Learn more about parking, bikes, RFTA bus, and WE-cycle. Read More
    Categories: Resources
  • The Ten Essentials

    The Ten Essentials is a checklist from Mountain Rescue Aspen. Make sure you have these items checked off when you head out into the backcountry. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Boating, Hunting, Parks, Resources, Rivers, Water Recreation
  • Double Gold Medals

    By Karin Teague

    “River towns” are common in the Colorado Rockies—“two-gold-medal-river towns” are not. Basalt’s Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers, which converge in the downtown core, not only define our town geographically and support world-class fishing, they bring ospreys, bighorn sheep, and myriad other birds and wildlife to our doorstep;… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized
  • Basalt Bucket List: 10 Things You Must Do

    A bucket list of 10 things you must do to experience the best that Basalt has to offer! You'll find history, hiking, art, fishing, local farmers, and unique offerings! Read More
    Categories: Itineraries, Rivers, Uncategorized
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Keeps Getting Better

    Got a hankering for earthen trails and mountain views? Basalt has them all — it’s merely a question of how much time you have. From a relaxing walk through the Lake Christine State Wildlife Area to a mountain-bike odyssey on the flanks of 12,953-foot Mount Sopris, the middle Roaring Fork Valley offers a hike or ride for everyone. Read More
    Categories: Biking, Hiking, Uncategorized
  • The Art of Fun: Basalt In Winter

    Those in the know understand that the best move for a Basalt stay isn’t to head directly to Aspen for all your adventure. Rather, savvy visitors tuck down into Basalt itself where they discover an entire winter cornucopia. From Nordic and backcountry skiing to breathtaking winter hikes, to the thrill of fat tire biking or the uber thrill of ice karting (the only place in North America you can enjoy that wild, wonderful sport), Basalt is a winter destination in itself. Read More
    Categories: Biking, Itineraries, Seasons, Uncategorized
  • A Taylored Catch: A Day in the Life of a Fly Guide

    Article by Sara shaw

    BASALT MAGAZINE | 2017-2018

    It’s 7am as Taylor Logsdon is rolling into Scottie’s to put in is usual order for hearty sandwiches and makes one more stop for some fried chicken to accompany some fresh salads and coleslaw. After he loads up the cooler he heads… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized