A Community Where Nature and Culture Thrive in Harmony.

Welcome to Basalt

Stepping into Basalt is like walking into a painting where every stroke is delicately chosen to cultivate an atmosphere of charming simplicity. Nestled against the stunning canvas of the Rocky Mountains and the enchanting melody of the Roaring Fork River, this little haven offers the best of both nature and culture.
In contrast to its majestic environment, Basalt humbly exudes an enchanting small-town charm. The community spirit is palpable, with a genuine camaraderie among locals that fosters a tight-knit yet welcoming atmosphere. Basalt is a hub of creativity nestled amidst the wilderness, a blend of the artistic and the outdoors, waiting to be explored and appreciated.

What to Love

  • Breathtakingly beautiful surroundings
  • Outdoor activities for all seasons
  • Charming small-town allure
  • Strong sense of community

Local Lifestyle

Basalt represents a perfect amalgamation of charming charisma, a unique geographical location, diverse dining options, and the tranquility offered by the Roaring Fork River. It's a community that has managed to preserve its unique charm while positioning itself conveniently in the middle of the valley. Being just a stone's throw from Wholefoods, the town offers a luxurious blend of convenience and a sense of serene isolation.

Dining and Entertainment

At the heart of Basalt's vibrant dining scene is the Tipsy Trout. Here, delectable food, an extensive drink menu, and stunning riverside views combine to offer an unforgettable experience. The charm of this establishment is only matched by the warm smiles and vibrant atmosphere that welcome you.
Just a short stroll away is Free Range, a dining destination that promises both delightful food and an inviting atmosphere. The combination of fresh, high-quality ingredients and the friendly, attentive staff ensure you'll enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience.
Conveniently close to Basalt, Whole Foods is more than just a grocery store. It's a hub for health-conscious shoppers, featuring an unmatched selection of fresh produce and specialty products, not to mention their commendable commitment to sustainability.

Things to Do

One of the unique charms of Basalt is its rich lineup of activities that perfectly blend nature, culture, and community. One such activity is the celebrated summer concert series. Held in the scenic downtown park, these concerts provide a platform for local artists to showcase their talents, adding a rhythmic beat to the serene river valley ambiance.
Moreover, being surrounded by nature, outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and rafting are more of a lifestyle than just things to do in Basalt. A simple walk along the Roaring Fork River or a challenging hike on the nearby trails can offer unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views.

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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.


Total Population

49.8 years

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There's plenty to do around BASALT, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Open Sesame, Scottie's, and Thai House Co & Sushi.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.29 miles 22 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 3.22 miles 36 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.44 miles 81 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Shopping 0.38 miles 4 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 2.65 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars

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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50.37 / 49.63%

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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
PreK - 4th
9th - 12th
Basalt Middle School
5th - 8th
Cornerstone Classical School
PreK - 12th
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