Roaring Fork Conservancy and the Ruedi Water and Power Authority announce the completion and distribution of a new Visitor’s Guide to the Crystal River Valley which is now in stock and available at no charge at various locations around the Roaring Fork Valley.
The Visitor’s Guide highlights attractions in the Crystal River Valley including the communities of Carbondale, Redstone and Marble, the Penny Hot Springs, and the Crystal Mill. It also includes “Then and Now” photographs of familiar sites throughout the Crystal River Valley, a map showing campgrounds and recreation sites, and a list of other public information resources. The brochure is illustrated by photographs contributed by local photographers, including Jeremy Swanson and Richard Wampler.
Mark Fuller, executive director of the Ruedi Water and Power Authority, said, “This brochure will be a great resource for visitors to the Crystal River Valley who want to learn some natural and human history while visiting the most popular sites in the valley. The ‘Then and Now’ section is particularly interesting in that it shows how the valley has evolved from its industrial, resource-extraction roots into a tourism and recreational destination.”
“The Crystal River is one of the most pristine in Colorado. Guides, such as this one, help residents and visitors alike to appreciate this outstanding natural area and the only completely free-flowing river in the Roaring Fork watershed,” added Christina Medved, Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Watershed Education Director.
The Crystal River Valley Visitor's Guide is a companion piece to the Fryingpan River Visitor’s Guide, which Roaring Fork Conservancy and Ruedi Water and Power Authority published several years ago. Guides to the Roaring Fork River are in the works and will be available in the near future. Fryingpan River and Crystal River Visitor Guides are available at Roaring Fork Conservancy offices in Basalt, the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District Office in Carbondale, and at the Redstone Inn in Redstone, among other places.
Both Visitor Guides are also available as a download on the Roaring Fork Conservancy website.