As many locals of the Roaring Fork Valley may say, there is much to this valley beyond Aspen, and it simply takes a trip past Aspen's roundabout to be witness to the splendor of this valley. As illustrated by the map below, the Roaring Fork Valley is made up of the towns of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Basalt, Snowmass, and Aspen. With four towns outside of Aspen and Snowmass, there is so much more to experience about Colorado mountain town culture. It is highly recommended to spend at least a day hiking and biking the trails of Basalt and Carbondale, enjoy a tour of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' Rock Bottom Ranch location, take in the majestic beauty of Mount Sopris, and if feeling adventurous, maybe even hike up to the nearly 13,000 foot summit of Sopris. There is so much that the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer in outdoor fun and beauty, so when planning your next trip, add an extra day to enjoy what the towns down the valley have to offer. For more information on attractions in the Roaring Fork Valley and to book a rental for your next visit to the Aspen area, visit our vacation rentals page or contact an Alpine Property representative at 1-800-543-0839.