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The picturesque town of Carbondale is located 170 miles west of Denver, 12 miles from Glenwood Springs, and 30 miles from Aspen in the heart of Colorado's central Rocky Mountains. There is plenty to do here in the winter months, and the Carbondale area offers a variety of comfortable lodging options, great casual and exquisite fine dining, creative arts and spectacular entertainment, and intriguing historical areas. Celebrating its 125th anniversary, and recently named one of Colorado’s “Best Active Towns,” Carbondale is Colorado’s Base Camp for recreation, dining, shopping, special events, history, and arts enthusiasts. Media Contact For media information contact Sarah-Jane Johnson, SJPR. (310) 854 2408 sarahjane@sarahjanejohnson.com Connect with Carbondale on Facebook and Twitter.

In the News

Carbondale is Colorado’s base camp for adventure, and is mentioned in a number of national, regional, and local publications. Click the following links to read articles that mention Carbondale.

Press Releases

  • Carbondale is an Unexpected Winter Wonderland

    Posted November 5, 2015
    CARBONDALE, Colo (November 5, 2015) – Carbondale offers visitors an affordable and accessible alternative winter weekend destination, sitting at the foot of the mighty Mt. Sopris (Elevation. 12,953) surrounded by scenic ranch land and positioned at the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers. The town is renowned as Colorado’s “Base Camp for Adventure”- a place where winter mountain activities including backcountry, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snow “fat” biking, ice climbing, winter trail running, winter fly-fishing and even stand-up paddle boarding are doorstep-accessible. Visitors are attracted to the town’s casual vibe, influenced by its contrasting ranching history, arts community and biking culture. Carbondale is also becoming known for its liquid and food arts with many new offerings including two breweries and a distillery making the town a major stop-off for food and drink connoisseurs. Expanding public art and two new arts centers put the spotlight on the creative energy of the town while rounding out the visitor experience, providing more appeal to weekend visitors who find it a convenient weekend break at just three hours from Denver the Front Range and travelers heading from the Western Slopes and Utah. For more information and a complete calendar of winter events, visit www.carbondale.com. Read the rest
  • Carbondale Summer Preview 2015

    Posted May 5, 2015

    CARBONDALE, Colo. (May 5, 2015) – Carbondale sits at the foot of the mighty Mt. Sopris (Elevation. 12,953) surrounded by scenic ranching land and positioned at the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers. The town is renowned as Colorado’s “Base Camp for Adventure”- a place where all mountain activities including mountain and road biking, trail running and hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking and rafting, and climbing, are doorstep accessible. Visitors are attracted to the town’s casual vibe, influenced by its contrasting ranching history, arts community and biking culture. Carbondale is also becoming known for its liquid and food arts with many new offerings making the town a major stop-off for food and drink aficionados. Growing public art programs and a new arts center put the spotlight on the creative energy of the town while rounding out the visitor experience of this well-loved destination, providing more diverse experiences appealing to weekend visitors who find it a convenient weekend break at just three hours from Denver the Front Range. For more information and a complete calendar of summer events, visit www.carbondale.com or call 970-963-1890. Read the rest

  • Made in Carbondale: Creative Pioneers Offer Original Holiday Gift Ideas from the Western Slopes of Colorado

    Posted September 30, 2014

     CARBONDALE, Colo. (September 30, 2014) – Carbondale is well known as a basecamp for adventure in Colorado’s Western Slopes. It’s also set to become one of the State’s Creative Districts, home to an ever-growing number of creative businesses including artists, designers and small brands which all offer inspiring holiday gift ideas. From custom-made skis crafted from beetle-kill wood to locally roasted coffees selected from growers around the world, to inspiring shorts to crafted vodka and small-batch whiskey, there’s something for everyone on your gift-shopping list. Carbondale is also an ideal pre-holiday weekend mountain getaway, only two and a half hours by car from Denver, with regional airports in Aspen and Eagle-Vail within 40 minutes. Along with pre-Christmas shopping, Carbondale is also the perfect location to access the ski resorts of Aspen Snowmass and Sunlight Mountain or enjoy snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking from their Carbondale doorsteps. Read the rest

  • Carbondale News Summary - July 2014

    Posted July 29, 2014
    CARBONDALE, Colo. (July 29, 2014) – Carbondale sits at the foot of the mighty Mt. Sopris, surrounded by lush ranching land, positioned at the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers. The town is renowned as Colorado’s Base Camp for Adventure- a place where all mountain activities are literally accessed from the doorstep- including mountain and road biking, trail running and hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking and rafting, climbing, cross country skiing and ice climbing. Visitors are drawn to the town’s casual vibe, influenced ranching history and biking culture. Carbondale is also becoming known for its liquid and food arts, with many new offerings making the town a major stop-off for food and drink aficionados. Growing public art programs and a new arts center put the spotlight on the creative energy of the town while rounding out the visitor experience of this well-loved destination, and providing more diverse experience appealing for weekend visitors from Denver and across the State. For more information and a complete calendar of events, visit www.carbondale.com or call 970-963-1890. Read the rest
  • Kick-Off Spring With An Adventure Weekend During Carbondale's 5Point Film Festival

    Posted March 26, 2014
    CARBONDALE, Colo. (March 26, 2014) – The town of Carbondale is known as Colorado’s basecamp for adventure and home to the world-renowned 5Point Film Festival, which takes place April 24-27, 2014. For those seeking an adventurous kick-off to spring, 5Point weekend is an inspiring time to spend days outside in the mountains, followed by nights viewing the best of adventure filmmaking. Visitors can live out a 5Point adventure of their own, with biking hiking and mountain activity all on Carbondale’s doorstep. The town offers a broad range of accommodations and gourmet dining, rounding out a perfect adventure weekend where life could indeed imitate art- or film. Read the rest