Welcome to Carbondale
Dominated by the magnificent, twin-peaked Mt Sopris (12,965ft) rising up from the valley floor, Carbondale is without a doubt the most charismatic spot to cool your engine when traveling the Roaring Fork Valley. This historic settlement with an artsy, earthy community,provides a refreshing counterpoint to the glitz and upmarket leanings of Aspen. It's hardly your typical American town, but Main St is still the place to be: take a wander to find excellent restaurants, a good selection of consignment stores and a handful of bars. There's great mountain biking in the area, though you'll need your own wheels.