Welcome to Basalt

Sophisticated suburb with excellent schools and a world-class food scene
Basalt, Colo., is a small mountain town located in Eagle County. Nestled between the Roaring Fork River and Basalt Mountain, the area offers breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and nearby ski resorts. Residents enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, biking, and skiing in the stunning natural environment. The town boasts an impressive selection of local eateries, shops, galleries, and entertainment venues that complete its vibrant atmosphere.

The real estate market in Basalt features a wide range of housing options to suit all tastes and budgets. From luxury mountain homes with stunning views to cozy cabins tucked away in the woods and modern condominiums in town, there’s something for everyone here. The town also has several new developments featuring high-end apartments, townhomes, and villas with amenities like heated pools, fitness centers, and community spaces. These properties make great investments for those looking to purchase a second home or live in the area full-time.

What to Love

  • Abundant outdoor attractions
  • World-class resort amenities
  • Stunning landscape
  • Well-regarded schools

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Basalt is relaxed yet vibrant. Residents appreciate the abundance of outdoor activities and the unique blend of modern amenities and historic charm that characterize its downtown area. The town also features several art galleries, performance venues, festivals, farmers' markets, and other seasonal events, giving it an eclectic atmosphere that will please anyone who visits or lives here. Basalt has something to offer if you’re looking for fun activities or simply want to take a break from city life.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Beloved for its breezy outdoor patio, Tempranillo is a popular dining establishment that offers Spanish and Italian-influenced tapas and an extensive wine list. Free Range Kitchen is known for its seasonal, innovative comfort food made with locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant supports local Colorado farming and ranching communities and aims to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Enhanced with recurring live music, Heather's Savory Pies and Tapas Bar is beloved for its beautiful outdoor garden patio and extensive wine list. Wienerstube Restaurant is an authentic Austrian-German restaurant serving traditional Austrian and German dishes. With a cozy outdoor patio, this traditional eatery is an ideal place to unwind with family and friends.

Regarding shopping, Midland Shoes features a wide range of stylish options. Additionally, The Little Bird is a chic women's boutique with a well-curated selection of clothing and accessories.

Things to Do

The Arts Campus at Willits is a vibrant cultural center that presents various performing arts and cultural events. It is an excellent place for the community to come together and be inspired by thought-provoking programming.

The Basalt Sunday Market is a weekly event that occurs during summer (typically from June to September). It features a variety of local vendors selling fresh produce, handmade crafts, and other goods. Visit the market to support local businesses on a beautiful Sunday morning in Colorado.

Ruedi Reservoir is a popular destination that offers a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy sailing, paddle boarding, fly fishing in the Frying Pan River, and mountain biking in the surrounding area. Frying Pan Anglers is a fly fishing outfitter that offers guided fishing trips and instruction. The company is known for its expertise in Gold Medal Trout fly fishing on the Frying Pan River and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn more about this popular sport.

The Taylor Creek Fly Shop is a local guide service and fly shop located on the banks of the Frying Pan River. Known as the oldest and most welcoming guide service in Western Colorado, they offer visitors the opportunity to explore and experience some of the best fly fishing spots in the area, including the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, Colorado, and Crystal Rivers.


The students of Basalt are served by the Roaring Fork School District. Highlights include:

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Overview for Basalt, CO

3,802 people live in Basalt, where the median age is 49.8 and the average individual income is $57,643. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.8 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Basalt, CO

Basalt has 1,722 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Basalt do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,802 people call Basalt home. The population density is 1,909.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Basalt, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Basalt. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Basalt Elementary School
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9th - 12th
Basalt Middle School
5th - 8th
Cornerstone Classical School
PreK - 12th
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