Touted as one of “The Top 10 Adventure Towns in the U.S.” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, there is plenty to do including biking, kayaking and world-class fly-fishing. In winter, excellent cross-country skiing can be found at Spring Gulch.
For a detailed history of the area, visit the Mount Sopris Historical Museum, housed in a century-old, two-story log cabin. The Thompson House Museum, also operated by the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, features original furnishings and objects from the home of Hattie Thompson Holland and Oscar Holland, two of Carbondale’s earliest pioneers. Free tours of the historic home, one of the only musuems in the country to house furnishings owned by its original pioneer family, are offered during the summer.