Touted as one of the “Top 12 Towns” in the “50 Next Great Places to Live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure magazine and as one of the 50 Best Places to Live/Most Active Towns by Men’s Journal magazine, Carbondale is a great base camp for those who appreciate the outdoors!  Resting in the magnificent shadow of 12,953-foot Mt. Sopris, there is plenty to do.  Bike the Rio Grande Trail to Glenwood Springs, Basalt or Aspen.  Mountain bike on the Crown and on Red Hill. Fly-fish in the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork River.  Hike to Mushroom Rock and beyond on Red HIll and take in the views of the Roaring Fork River, Mt. Sopris, Carbondale and Aspen Glen. For a more challenging adventure, hike at the base of Mt. Sopris or up to the very top. Cross-country skiing can be found at Spring Gulch and snowmobile and snowshoe trails are accessible in Marion Gulch.

World famous downhill skiing and snowboarding is 30 miles away in Aspen/Snowmass. Sunlight Mountain in nearby Glenwood Springs also offers downhill and cross country skiing. For a spectacular driving experience, the West Elk Loop, a Colorado Scenic Byway, starts/ends in Carbondale.  The loop travels by the truly unique old west mining towns of Redstone and Marble and over McClure Pass – with stunning views!

Carbondale’s “First Fridays” are not to be missed!  Galleries and shops open their doors; music is playing at Steve’s Guitars and restaurants are in full swing.

Carbondale Links
Carbondale Chamber 
Town of Carbondale 
Carbondale Events
Cross Country Skiing at Spring Gulch
KDNK Community Radio
Carbondale Historical Society
Carbondale Arts

Carbondale Restaurants:

Phone Number : 970.963.7316

Atina Bar + Grill
Phone Number : 970.510-5695

The Beat
Phone Number : 970.510-5134

Beijin Tokyo
Phone Number : 970.963.1888

Bonfire Coffee
Phone Number : 970.510.5327

Carbondale Beer Works
Phone Number : 970.704.1216

Carbondale Creamery & Cafe
Phone Number : 970.510.5625

Fat Belly Burger
Phone Number : 970.963.1569

The Goat 
Phone Number : 970.963.4628

Homestead Bar & Grill at River Valley Ranch
Phone Number :  970-963-6597

Honey Butter 
Phone Number : 970.963.7260

Kenichi Izakaya
Phone Number : 970.340.4225

Mi Casita
Phone Number : 970.963.5866

Ming’s Cafe
Phone Number : 970.340.4941

Peppino’s Pizza
Phone Number : 970.963.2993

Phat Thai
Phone Number : 970.963.7001

Pour House
Phone Number : 970.963.3553

Senior Taco Show
Phone Number : 970.510.5363

Phone Number : 970.963-1909

Valley Meats/Burritos
Phone Number : 970.704.9614

Village Smithy
Phone Number : 970.963.9990

White House Pizza
Phone Number : 970.704.9400