Basalt Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Colorado
Basalt is a charming mountain area known as ?Colorado?s town for fishing, hiking and skiing.? Centered at the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley, this picturesque community of about 4,000 is nestled between the magnificent Mt. Sopris and Basalt Mountain in Eagle County and about a 25 minute drive into Aspen.
This community is a vacation dream destination for families and sports enthusiasts from around the world. In the heart of all the attractions, Basalt still preserves its original charm. Residents and visitors can explore Basalt's collection of fashion boutiques, galleries and great restaurants after they've finished their days of skiing, hiking, or mountain biking.
Originally known as a railroad town named Aspen Junction, the name wasn?t changed to Basalt until 1895. This name was taken from the basaltic rock formation of Black Mountain (now known as Basalt Mountain), located to the north of the town. Today, over 80 percent of the land is comprised of national forest, United States Forest Service Wilderness Area Bureau of Land Management open space and Colorado public land, preserving the rural integrity of the county.
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