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North America » United States » Colorado » Basalt July 1st 2013

Thomasville was a station on the Colorado Midland Railroad and was also a settlement around the St. Louis and Colorado Smelter. The Bessie mine was just outside of town and provided ore to smelt. The smelter closed down in 1892. From 1912 to 1915 Thomasville was a construction town for the Colorado Power companies power line from Glenwood Springs to Denver. Thomasville was also a farming community... read more
Thomasville Ghost Town, CO
Thomasville Ghost Town, CO
Thomasville Ghost Town, CO

North America » United States » Colorado » Basalt July 21st 2012

Ruedi Reservoir, a high elevation body of water created by the Ruedi Dam, offers boating, fishing, hiking and biking access for those who prefer to stay out of mainstream Aspen recreation. Overview The construction of Ruedi Dam, as part of the storied Fryingpan-Arkansas Project of 1950s capitol politics, created the Ruedi (pronounced Roo-Dye) Reservoir, just 14 miles east of Basalt, CO, in the Fryingpan River Valley. This multipurpose reservoir provides a water source for everything from industrial to municipal to recreational use. Let's talk about recreational use, shall we? Location/Directions The reservoir, located on the western slope of the Fryingpan River Basin, can be visited by heading south on Highway 82. Take a left, heading east, on Fryingpan Road, at the town of Basalt. Approaching from Aspen? Just drive 19 miles north on 82 and look ... read more
Ruedi Reservoir, Basalt Colorado
Ruedi Reservoir, Basalt Colorado
Ruedi Reservoir, Basalt Colorado

North America » United States » Colorado » Basalt July 21st 2012

Thomasville was a station on the Colorado Midland Railroad and was also a settlement around the St. Louis and Colorado Smelter. The Bessie mine was just outside of town and provided ore to smelt. The smelter closed down in 1892. From 1912 to 1915 Thomasville was a construction town for the Colorado Power companies power line from Glenwood Springs to Denver. Thomasville was also a farming community.... read more
Thomasville, Ghost Town Colorado
Thomasville, Ghost Town Colorado

North America » United States » Colorado » Basalt January 30th 2012

4806 acres. From 6,514 ft to 8,777 ft elevation. The three units include 4 miles of riverfront property & big game winter range, meadows, mountains, canyons & gulches. Hunting for deer, elk, bighorn sheep and blue grouse. Road also provides access for hunters into 2000 additional acres of BLM property. Lake Christine provides some warm & coldwater fishing. The Basalt Unit offers excellent fishing for rainbow, brown, brook, & cutthroat trout, along with access to 4 miles of the Fryingpan River. A shooting range is also available. Wildlife includes cottontail, snowshoe hare, blue grouse, coyote, bobcat, fox, weasels, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lion & black bear. Wildlife viewing. Location: Watson Divide Unit From Basalt Colorado, go 6 miles south on Highway 82. The property is located west of the highway and north of County Road ... read more
Basalt Wildlife Management Area
Basalt Wildlife Management Area
Basalt Wildlife Management Area




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