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Carbondale Nightscape

“Top 12 towns” in the “50 next great places to live and play.”

National Geographic Adventure magazine

When winter enthusiasts think of the top resorts in the world, Aspen Colorado is at the top of the list. But seldom to tourists consider the cogs that allow the powerhouse to function. Since the late 1800s, Carbondale has supported surrounding towns with goods such as energy and food, but also manpower. Click HERE for more.

Red Hill Nightscape

Red Hill’s vista over the Roaring Fork Valley shows Carbondale waking from slumber

Nowadays, the laid back mountain town still supports Aspen and Glenwood Springs, but has learned to differentiate itself in new ways. First Fridays are a hit with locals, and visitors alike. Unlike Aspen’s high end galleries, this art showing is down to Earth, and targets the average art lover. Learn more HERE. In its own funky way, Carbondale caters to those who are looking for adventure, but want to be removed from the bustle and sometimes gaudy fashion of the Aspen high end culture. An example would be a slice of counter culture: Thrasher’s King of the Road competition, which completed its countrywide tour in 2007 at Carbondale’s massive and unforgiving skatepark. Because of these aspects, and many more, Carbondale is a place that has earned its own identity. The next time you decide to venture towards Aspen, stop in and have a look for yourself.

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