A Soak & Eat Adventure in the Roaring Fork Valley

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Explore this spectacular area — Carbondale, Redstone, Snowmass, Glenwood Springs and Marble — via hike or ski/snowshoe and then soak your weary muscles in steamy hot springs, all while feasting on locally sourced meals.

Sustainability Activity
How to Give Back to These Special Places

Sustainable Settings was formed in order to create a shared vision of a sustainable and desirable society, one that can provide permanent prosperity within the biophysical constraints of the real world, in a way that is equitable to all of humanity, other species and future generations. You can volunteer for a day of ranch work and feasting, buy their products or donate to the cause.

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Activity
Bike or Cross-Country Ski Around Carbondale

Opportunities for both activities abound around this mountain town. With easy trails that follow creeks and rivers, making for gorgeous scenery, as well as more challenging treks for those looking to extend their technical skills.

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

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Lunch
Granetta Panini
Baked goods, high quality coffee and sandwiches make up the menu of this adorable cafe in downtown Carbondale.
Activity
Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs

On 36 acres located in the heart of the Roacky Mountains, Avalanche Ranch is the perfect cabin getaway. Thirteen charming log cabins, a tiny house…

Dinner
Brass Anvil
A nice new place to eat in Carbondale. Modest, mindful and sourced food complete the menu.
Activity
See What's Happening at The Launchpad

Salsa dancing and ballet classes, art shows, a fine-arts gallery, artist demonstrations and more keep The Launchpad hoppin' throughout the year.

Lodging
Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn

Sleep with the Stills . . . Marble Distilling Co. is the only distillery in the world to boast five luxury hotel rooms where guests can "Sleep…

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2
Breakfast
The Village Smithy Restaurant

A legendary tradition in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1975, the Village Smithy is everyone's choice for the best breakfasts available in the…

Activity
True Nature Healing Arts

Walk the gardens of this incredibly peaceful place.

Lunch
Slow Groovin BBQ Snowmass
We are not expected to adhere to a certain style of barbecue by critics or long standing regional traditions. This allows us to adopt our favorite…
Activity
Ski or Hike Snowmass

Depending on the season, you've got plenty of options for world-class skiing or hiking.

Dinner
The Pullman
The Pullman is a simple, refined American eatery committed to local product and inspired by the seasons. It's really, really simple thoughtful food.
Activity
Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Nestled along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers incredible views of the Colorado and Roaring Fork river…

Lodging
Hotel Colorado

The Historic Hotel Colorado is located in Glenwood Springs directly between Aspen and Vail. You'll enjoy our legendary service, modern amenities,…

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Breakfast
Local on Cooper
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. We are lucky to have access to local produce, local meats and dairy as well as multiple vendors…
Activity
Window Shop Downtown Glenwood Springs

Locally owned shops line the downtown streets. Pick up outdoor clothing and gear, browse the boutiques and home decor stores, find rare and used books, jewelry and much more.

Activity
Redstone Historic District

See this rare, intact company town on a historic walking tour.

Activity
Cedar Ridge Ranch

Go stargazing under the darkest sky you've ever witnessed.

Lodging
Cedar Ridge Ranch

A beautiful family ranch that offers glamping. Yurts, farm stays, Alpaca Yoga, farm tours, felting workshops, horseback riding. We will rent out…