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 information, be familiar with the following resources before you venture out, and always consider a guided experience:

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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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