511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 963-2733

Sports & Recreation

Carbondale is the mecca of sports and recreation, no matter what time of year it is, there is plenty to do outdoors!  Carbondale has an excellent location, just 30 miles from Aspen, 10 miles from Glenwood Springs and I-70, and 74 miles from Vail.  Carbondale is known for its world-class fly fishing, great biking, kayaking, hiking and more.  In the winter there is an abundant amount of deep powder waiting to be found.  Aspen has the Power of Four mountains; Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, diverse terrain for every level.  From bumps and steeps, to bowls and walls, to rollers and a park, you are sure to find whatever your looking for .  For a more mellow day on the slopes, ski Sunlight Resort, near Glenwood Springs.  If your up for a day in the back bowls of Vail, hop on I-70 and enjoy the beauty of Glenwood Canyon on the way! 

If you are interested in staying in Carbondale, enjoy cross-country skiing at the Spring Gulch Nordic Trail system, just 7 miles from town.  Or enjoy a day of snowmobiling near Marion Gulch, Four Mile or the West Divide.

In the summer enjoy abundant hiking trails of all levels, including the amazing hike up to Thomas Lakes, taking you to tree line at the base of the summit of Mt Sopris.  The Rio Grande trail system provides a scenic paved trail from Glenwood up to Aspen, a great way to bicycle around the valley.  There are plenty of great roads to cycle, and trails to mountain bike. 

Carbondale is located on the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring fork rivers, and just a few miles from the Colorado River.  With two designated gold medal streams you can experience world-class fly fishing, or have a day of adventure rafting the Colorado.  Ruedi Reservoir is just 25 miles, taking you through the charming town of Basalt, where you can boat, camp and fish!

Rock and ice climbers will also find within an easy drive are several nationally known climbing areas, and many other small but excellent crags. Among the most popular are Rifle Mountain Park, Independence Pass and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The region offers bouldering, sport routes and trad climbing on a vareity of rock types, including limestone, sandstone, granite and quartzite.  In winter, ice climbing is plentiful in the Carbondale area

For children, there are an abundance of activities abound!  Learn more.

Carbondale is also home to a 13,300 square foot skateboard park, inarguably one of the premier skateparks in the United States.  Learn more.

This is why we choose to live here.

Learn more about the variety of recreation available in and around Carbondale.