frying pan river lodge

"Frying Pan River Lodge" 



Area Guide

Basalt Colorado is located half way between Aspen and Glenwood in the Roaring Fork Valley. It dates back to its official establishment in 1901. It has much local history originally being part of the Ute Indian territory and then in 1887 becoming the location of the Colorado Midland Railway.

It is also the center of fly fishing being located at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers. With ready access to all of the Roaring Fork Valley in both summer and winter it is the best location from which to enjoy all that our area has to offer.

The uniquness of Basalt is found in its location at the heart of world class skiing, world class fly fishing together with the attractions of small town America in the Rocky Mountains.

With a range of wild life from permanent herds of big horn sheep along the Frying Pan Road to Elk, deer, bear and ample acquatic life there is a great opportunity for those inclined to explore a range of rocky mountain wildlife.

Additonally, area activities also include fly-fishing, activities, dining, shopping, art & culture and events.


Fly Fishing

Outdoor Activities



Arts and Culture