Where Community and Nature Converge

Welcome to Basalt

Nestled at the confluence of the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, Basalt is a charming and family-friendly community that has evolved from its humble beginnings as Frying Pan Junction. Incorporated in 1901, this neighborhood has embraced growth while maintaining a strong sense of community and a relaxed pace of life. Basalt is a place where hearty valley locals and newcomers share a love for the town, the mountains, and the rivers that define it.

What to Love

  • Family-friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal place for those looking to settle down and enjoy a welcoming community
  • A diverse array of restaurants and retail shops that cater to both locals and visitors
  • A convenient 30-minute commute to Aspen, Basalt provides access to the attractions of a world-renowned resort town
  • The neighborhood offers a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, from world-class golfing to fly fishing in the Gold Medal waters of the Frying Pan River

Local Lifestyle

Basalt's lifestyle is characterized by a genuine sense of community and an appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds it. Residents, including young families and professionals, are drawn to Basalt for its friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to live amidst stunning mountain landscapes and pristine rivers. The town's outdoor recreational offerings, its growing restaurant scene, and retail shops create a balanced and fulfilling way of life.

Dining and Entertainment

Basalt boasts a range of dining and entertainment options:

  • Enjoy exceptional Spanish cuisine at Tempranillo, where tapas and fine wines await.
  • Delight in Austrian specialties at Wienerstube, a charming restaurant with a rich history.
  • Savor farm-to-table dishes at Free Range Kitchen, where locally sourced ingredients take center stage.
  • Experience modern Italian cuisine at Mezzaluna, a restaurant known for its creative dishes.

Things to Do

Basalt, Colorado, offers a delightful array of activities for residents and visitors to enjoy amidst its stunning natural surroundings. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore world-class fly fishing on the Gold Medal waters of the Frying Pan River or embark on hiking and biking adventures along scenic trails that lead to picturesque vistas. The town's vibrant cultural scene comes alive at The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW), offering a diverse range of artistic events and performances. 


During the summer months, the Summer Concert Series provides the perfect backdrop for live music enthusiasts. Additionally, Basalt's thriving restaurant scene, featuring establishments like Tempranillo and Free Range, invites culinary exploration. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or culinary delights, Basalt has something to captivate every interest.


Basalt offers educational options, including Ross Montessori and the Roaring Fork School District, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience for residents.

Schools in Basalt, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Basalt. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Cornerstone Classical School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Basalt Elementary School
PreK - 4th
9th - 12th
Basalt Middle School
5th - 8th
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