Traveler Resources and Updates

Welcome to Carbondale! To make your visit safer, use this page to learn how to stay informed about road closures, fire safety, and other emergency resources. This page is updated frequently.

Colorado Roads and Travel Updates

For Colorado Department of Transportation reports regarding traffic incidents, winter road conditions, traffic cameras, active and planned construction, etc. visit.

Spring and Summer 2023 temporary closures on Colorado Highway 133 (between Somerset and Paonia, southwest of Carbondale): Travelers that are not residents in the area are encouraged to use for planning an alternate route around the area. Motorists traveling to the Colorado Highway 82 (Roaring Fork Valley) or Interstate 70 can detour around the closure via US Highway 50 and I-70. All real-time travel impacts will continue to be posted to

Carbondale/ Garfield County Emergency Management and Alerts

Register for all local county emergency text alerts (Pitkin for Aspen and Redstone, Eagle for El Jebel, Basalt and Frying Pan Valley, and Garfield for Carbondale and Glenwood Springs)

For Garfield County information center, and information updates on natural hazards including wildfires.

For Gunnison County (Kebler Pass and Crested Butte) emergency alerts and travel advisories

Information on Floods and Mudslide safety including Glenwood Canyon and I-70

River Run-off

Levels and Potential Flooding

This is an informational section about the river levels and potential flood dangers in the Roaring Fork Valley. Stay informed during spring season run-off.

Visit USGS realtime River Gauging Stations for information about the Upper Colorado River Basin including the Roaring Fork and Crystal rivers.

View the USDA Snowpack Levels update for Colorado River Basins, including the Roaring Fork Basin.


For information on fire safety including current fire restrictions, red flag warnings and fire weather watches, plus information on firework restrictions

To understand Stage 1-Stage 3 fire restrictions

For larger fires throughout Colorado and other regions

Winter Safety and Avalanche Information

For backcountry and avalanche safety

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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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