Getting Here

Carbondale is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, between Glenwood Springs and Aspen on Hwy 82, and west of I-70 and the 18-mile scenic Glenwood Canyon, and an easy drive from Denver, Grand Junction, Aspen, or Vail/Eagle airports. Get driving directions to Carbondale using the information below and start planning your trip today!

We’re famous for attractions like Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, the Powers Art Center, True Nature Healing Arts, the Carbondale Creative District, Marble Distilling Company, the Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers, and miles of hiking and biking trails, Come take it easy in Carbondale Colorado.


Carbondale is a scenic three-and-a-half-hour drive 175 miles west of Denver on Interstate-70. It is a 1.5-hour drive 90 miles east of Grand Junction.

For drivers of Electric Vehicles, there are numerous EV charging stations installed around downtown Carbondale. A map locating charging stations can be viewed here.


Ride the Bustang or Greyhound to Glenwood Springs from Denver, where RFTA offers multiple connections to Carbondale and the entire Roaring Fork Valley. The Carbondale Connector and RFTA provide free in-town shuttles and options for short to long-distance transportation. Learn more about the Carbondale Connector here.


Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels the spectacular rail route from Chicago to San Francisco with daily stops in Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Train Depot is located in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs and within walking distance of accommodations, dining, and attractions. Learn more about the train and how to connect to local bus services here.


Carbondale is served by four airports. Eagle/Vail is 45 miles east, Aspen is 30 miles south, Grand Junction is 100 miles west, and Denver International Airport is 190 miles east of Carbondale.

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Events & Activities

Sep 20
>2023 Annual Business Confluence
2023 Annual Business Confluence

The Confluence will be hosted at Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This year’s theme, ...

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Sep 23
>Clay Center’s Annual Fundraiser – Settings: The Potter’s Table
Clay Center’s Annual Fundraiser – Settings: The Potter’s Table


Tickets include dinner prepared by Pan & Fork...

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Sep 24
>Mexican Rodeo
Mexican Rodeo

Gus Darien Rodeo


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Oct 6
>First Friday
First Friday


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Oct 6
>Bonedale Flashmob October First Friday
Bonedale Flashmob October First Friday


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Oct 6
>Potato Day Community Contra Dance
Potato Day Community Contra Dance


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