The Town of Basalt is located in both Eagle (76%) and Pitkin (24%) counties. Basalt is located along State Highway 82, and at the confluence of the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers. The town has a total area of 1.9 square miles. Basalt is well known for its Gold Medal trout fishing in the Frying Pan River. Ruedi Reservoir is also a popular regional destination for boating and other watersports. Basalt is a hub for mountain biking in the Roaring Fork valley. There are a dozen world class cross country trails as well as lift-accessed downhilling within 15 miles of Basalt, both up and down the valley.
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|Source: Colorado State Demography Office
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, 2017