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Element Basalt - Aspen

499 Market Street · Basalt, Colorado 81621 USA

Summer Activities in Basalt-Aspen

Element Basalt - Aspen is located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley with access to a variety of summer activities right outside our doors.  Experiences ranging from whitewater rafting to hiking are here for you to discover.



You'll find an array of celebrations and seasonal festivals including:

  •  Jazz and Aspen Snowmass
  •  Snowmass Balloon Festivals
  • Aspen Food & Wine Festival
  • Aspen Film Festival


With hundreds of miles of exceptional trails in the area, such as the Rio Grande Trail and Rock Bottom Ranch, there's a hiking trail for everyone. Ask our team to recommend their favorite area trails to explore.


Stand Up Paddleboarding

Enjoy the many lakes and rivers in the area on a paddle board. We're happy to help you arrange an equipment rental.

Farmer's Market

Find the freshest produce in the region at one of the many farmers markets near our hotel, including:

  • Aspen Saturday Market
  • Buttermilk Fruit Stand
  • Basalt Sunday Market
  • Carbondale Farmers Market
  • Glenwood Springs Saturday Market

Fly Fishing

Basalt, Colorado is well known as a premier Colorado Gold Medal fly fishing destination. Centrally located, Basalt offers access to the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, Crystal, and Colorado Rivers all within a short drive.


If you love golf, you'll love our local links. With breathtaking views and championship designs, world-class golf courses are just moments from our hotel.


Hot Springs

The Basalt-Aspen area has a number of area hot springs to unwind in. Take time to explore the following:

Mountain Biking

Basalt-Aspen is home to miles of prime mountain biking trails for all skill levels. Beginners can start out on the Dexter Park Trail and experienced bikers can take on the Cattle Creek, Basalt Mountain and Beaver Creek Trails.


Whitewater Rafting

Find your focus on the raging rapids of the Roaring Fork Valley, offering half or full-day options for varying levels of experience.


Other Activities

There is a wide variety of activities to help you explore the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley area. Some other activities that are available include:

  • Water Sports
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rodeo
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Boating and Sailing
  • Four Wheeling

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