Cities and towns in and around the Roaring Fork Valley include: Aspen,Snowmass Village, Old Snowmass, Woody Creek, Basalt, El Jebel,Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.
One highway, Highway 82, winds its way the length of the valley connecting with Interstate 70 forty miles away in Glenwood Springs. Public buses, operated by the Roaring Fork Transportation Agency, serve the entire valley and stop about every half hour at stops from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. There are intercept parking lots that accommodate the bus system in Carbondale and Basalt. Ample public parking is available at the intercept lot at the intersections of Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road and in Aspen at the Rio Grande parking facility. (Maybe mention the intercept lot?)
There are abundant opportunities for recreation in the Roaring Fork and adjacent valleys. You can find everything from skiing to gold medal fly fishing, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking,climbing, golf, tennis and more.
Arts and cultural offerings include everything from a world famous music festival to ballet, celebrations of food and wine, gatherings for the intellect and the environmentalist and for writers and poets.
Think of Aspen and Pitkin County as a place where one can find the comforts and stimulation of the city within the insulation of a pristine mountain getaway.