If you are interested in helping do your part to educate and preserve our state’s resources, then we encourage you to volunteer with any of the fantastic organizations in the valley. Roaring Fork Conservancy, Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers are always looking for people who share their passion to volunteer!
Wilderness Workshop’s Habitat Restoration Program conducts volunteer projects during the year to restore ecosystems and spur community volunteerism on National Forest Lands. The purpose of the Habitat Restoration Program is to repair ecological damage to local public lands caused by past human activities and inspire and engage Roaring Fork Valley residents in stewardship of their public lands. Be sure to check the website for projects during your stay!
The 113-acre wildlife preserve and educational ranch sits between the Roaring Fork River and the Crown of Mount Sopris. Its acreage includes wetlands, spring-fed ponds, a braid of the Roaring Fork River, cottonwood bottomlands, a view of piñon-juniper woodlands on adjacent BLM land, teaching farmyards, pasturelands and gardens.
Roll out of the hot springs and into your accommodations at Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs. Stay in one of their 13 cozy log cabins or in their three-bedroom ranch house.
Right at the intersection of Highways 82 and 133 is a local favorite for a quick hike with the dog or a challenging mountain-bike trail system. The Red Hill Recreation Area is a series of short trails that lead to the Mushroom Rock overlook, which has a great view of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Valleys.
Pop by Basalt Bike & Ski to get your bike.
After a delicious lunch — choose from a variety of offerings at True Nature Healing Arts! Enjoy a walk around the peach garden and relish in the zen garden, Labyrinth and reflexology path. Enjoy a yoga class or spa treatment. You can't go wrong. It's off-the-hook amazing!
This bar is crafted from the same marble as the Lincoln Memorial and dishes up delightful cocktails.
Make sure to call to set up your private farm tour and learn more about their commitment to research, education and production of superior quality botanicals to yield highly potent, vibrant and healing herbs for people, pollinators and the planet.
If you take your road bike out in Missouri Heights, you will be able to see one of the best views of the Elk Mountains in the entire Roaring Fork Valley from Fender Road. Stop for a minute and breathe it in. Rent your bike from Basalt Bike & Ski.
The Roaring Fork Conservancy hosts a range of fun and informative events throughout the year, from fly-tying competitions and river cleanups to area tours and presentations.