Meet the Community ... Carbondale, Colorado
The picturesque town of Carbondale is the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Carbondale offers a variety of comfortable lodging options; casual and exquisite fine dining; creative arts and entertainment and intriguing historical areas.
The first know resident of the Carbondale area were Ute Indians. By 1881, early white settlers started cattle and sheep ranches and began growing potatoes; which, for over 50 years, was the mainstay crop of the Carbondale economy. The town was incorporated on January 31, 1988 and was named in honor of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, the original home of some of the early settlers.
"Top 12 Towns," in the "50 Next Great Places to Live and Play" by National Geographic Adventure magazine .....
Things to Do on your visit to Carbondale -- see www.coloradobasecamp.com for more details:
- Hiking and Biking
- Fly Fishing
- White Water Rafting/Kayaking
- Hot Springs
- Historic Downtown Walking Tour
- Farmer's Market
- Award Winning Dining
*Source Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, "Base Camp" Brochure and www.coloradobasecamp.com
For more information on the town of Carbondale, Colorado, please visit the following sites:
- · Recreation: http://www.carbondale.com/sitepages/pid29.php
- · Arts and Dining: http://www.carbondale.com/sitepages/pid27.php
- · Lodging: http://www.carbondale.com/sitepages/pid26.php