Spring Recreating in Carbondale

Longer days from a higher shining sun gives way to the river beds of the Roaring Fork and the Crystal being filled by mountain snow run-off. 

Spring in Carbondale has arrived.

Interested in a backcountry ski tour in the morning and a mountain bike in the afternoon? Or maybe a day that intertwines fishing and golf? Carbondale’s spring season allows for a wide array of outdoor recreation with both winter and summer activities being accessible on any given day.

Yet with great optionality comes great responsibility, notably as it relates to the fickle springtime weather in the Roaring Fork Valley. A morning biking around the Red Hill trail system (while being mindful of mud) may give way to a surprise snowstorm that allows for ski mountaineering adventure around the Thomas Lake Bowl (while being mindful of avalanche danger) the next day.

No matter your adventure, be sure to engage in responsible recreation by abiding by the following tips.

Mountain Biking


Spring Hiking

Spring Skiing

Spring in Carbondale also brings with it a fair share of cultural heritage events around town, including the 5Point Film Festival and the return of the Farmers’ Market. Whether you’re out-and-about on Main Street or kicking up dirt on the Red Hill network of trails, always remember Take It Easy during your visit to Carbondale.

Take it all in.

Explore arts & culture

Cruise on a scenic drive

Where to chill out

Events & Activities

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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May 3
>First Friday “Family Block Party” & Pride Parade
First Friday “Family Block Party” & Pride Parade

Come celebrate First Friday on May 3rd, 5-9pm. Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and enj...

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May 11
>Dandelion Day
Dandelion Day

Annual Dandelion Day festival was started by Carbondale’s Environmental Board. Dandelion Day is a celebration of spring,...

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May 13
>Bike Rodeo
Bike Rodeo


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May 13
>Bonedale Bike Week
Bonedale Bike Week

May 13th-17th
Various Locations around town
Contact Tracy Wilson for more info

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