Cultural Family Friendly Carbondale
A small movie theater located along Carbondale's Main Street, the Cystal Theatre is an independently owned and operated theater showing arthouse films alongside mainstream movies. The theater space was constructed in 1912, and originally was home to the W. M. Dinkel Mercantile Store before being refurbished into a theater in the 1940s. The Crystal Theatre is a historic small town movie theater with a friendly staff and a community vibe, making it the perfect place to catch a flick after enjoying a meal at one of Carbondale's many fine restaurants.
Aspen Snowmass Village Basalt Carbondale Mid-Valley / El Jebel Glenwood Rifle
Though a landlocked state, water sports are still a popular outdoor activity in Colorado, especially whitewater rafting. In Aspen and Snowmass, there are a handful of rafting companies that offer guided rafting trips on the Roaring Fork River, Colorado River, and Arkansas River.
Find out which guided raft trip is best for you and your group. The Pine Creek/Numbers sections on the Arkansas River offers the chance for expert paddlers to tackle Class IV and V rapids. For a great family-friendly rafting trip, the Class II and III whitewater rapids on the Colorado River, called the Shoshone run, offers lots of fun. Floating on a raft through Glenwood Canyon right outside of Glenwood Springs lets you soak up some sunshine, take in the amazing views of the Canyon walls, and enjoy stretches of exhilarating rapids followed by intermittent sections of quiet, calm waters.
Getting outfitted with the appropriate rafting gear will make for an enjoyable time on the river. It's never fun to lose a favorite pair of sunglasses, so make sure they stay in place with a sunglasses strap. The same goes for footwear. If rafting in the summer, wear sandals that can be securely strapped to the feet, especially around the heel. During colder weather rafting trips, rafting guides provide neoprene booties. As for clothing, it's best to wear layers of quick dry clothing. For summer rafting, wear a bathing suit underneath a layer or two of quick dry clothing. For cold weather rafting trips, the most comfortable clothing to wear is a wetsuit and a splash jacket, both of which are provided by rafting companies. Top everything off with a hat and sunscreen, and you're ready to hit the river.
Interested in booking an Aspen rafting trip? Contact the Alpine Property concierge team by calling 1-866-209-1540.
Family Friendly Outdoor Carbondale River Valley Ranch
River Valley Ranch is a golf and tennis community in Carbondale, Colorado. With a critically-acclaimed golf course, an excellent tennis program, a fitness center, and more, River Valley Ranch is a family-friendly community known for its active outdoor lifestyle. Open to the public, the River Valley Ranch Golf Club is a beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain golf course with challenging terrain and spectacular views of Mt. Sopris. Visit River Valley Ranch and the River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale today to learn more about this idyllic mountain community.