Colorado Creative Corridor

About the Colorado Creative Corridor

The Colorado Creative Corridor offers travelers a new creative lens to explore rural Colorado. We invite travelers to explore the five rural destinations as part of a unique itinerary highlighting arts and cultural experiences. The Colorado Creative Corridor is a 331-mile trail that links the mountain towns of Carbondale, Crested Butte, Paonia, Ridgway, Gunnison and Salida. These five towns offer a collective experience of unique event programming and activities alongside mountain-town eclecticism, majestic vistas and outdoor recreation and authentic Colorado mountain culture.

Learn more about the other four towns of the Colorado Creative Corridor: Paonia, Crested Butte, Ridgway, Gunnison and Salida.

A Look Into Carbondale’s Creative District

We may be a small mountain town, but we are bursting at the seams with creative talent and energy. Just take a walk down Main Street and you will see artists, makers, culinary visionaries, and more, who work together to create community in this funky little town called Carbondale. As you join us at this stop along your Creative Corridor tour, we encourage you to remember our Responsible Tourism guidelines and to respect our beautiful home.

Take it all in.

Explore arts & culture

Cruise on a scenic drive

Where to chill out

Events & Activities

Mar 1
>First Friday “Creative District Focus”
First Friday “Creative District Focus”

Come celebrate First Friday in March!

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and take ...

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Mar 7
>Green is the New Black Fashion Show
Green is the New Black Fashion Show

March 7-9 (Thurs-Sat)

Green Is the New Black is an alluring, dynamic show featuring both local and regional designe...

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Mar 30
>“Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt
“Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt

7th Annual Where My Peeps At? Scavenger hunt.
Race: Where My Peeps At?
Teams: 2-6 people (Kids welcome but clu...

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Apr 5
>First Friday — Spring into Wellness & Healing Hoof It 5K
First Friday — Spring into Wellness & Healing Hoof It 5K

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and take in a wide range of local arts and galleries, ...

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Apr 24
>5 Point Film Festival
5 Point Film Festival

April 24-28 (Wed-Sun)

Every year, we come together as an outdoor-loving family to get inspired and motivated. Intim...

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May 3
>Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club
Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club

Imagine 1,000 ping pong balls being dropped from a Fire Ladder truck onto targets at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale! I...

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