News / Most current news

June River Notes


An Introduction to the Roaring Fork Watershed


Each spring, RFC offers River Ecology Interpretation to first year white water rafting guides. These half-day, on-water trainings allow dozens of commercial river guides to learn about the Roaring Fork watershed's health, flora, fauna, water issues, "plumbing", and cultural history. Trainings are discussion-oriented and tailored to meet interests and needs of the participating guides and outfitters. Each guide receives a packet with additional resources, as well.

Thank you to Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Blazing Adventures, Blue Sky Adventures, Defiance Rafting CompanyElk Mountain Expeditions, and Whitewater Rafting, LLC for inviting us and taking such great care of us. Additional thanks to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails for underwritting a major portion of these programs.

Get out on our rivers with our local white water outfitters. What an amazing group of guides and river lovers!



Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 5:30-7:30pm


Is There Enough Water In the Colorado River to Meet Everyone's Needs?

an outdoor dialogue with

Andy Mueller, General Manager at Colorado River Water Conservation District

Our legal mechanisms for allocating water in the Colorado River Basin are being tested by a significant decline in flows over the last two decades. While the future remains uncertain for how everyone will receive their water, what is certain is that we are using more than the river provides, and coming to a consensus on the solution continues to be both complex and challenging. Join us for this interactive discussion as we delve into the history of interstate and international water allocation in the Colorado River Basin. 

Registration is required and limited. RSVP HERE to reserve your seat.



Wednesdays, July 7th & 14th

Cocktail Pairing Dinners featuring:
Woody Creek Distillers

Wednesdays, July 21st & 28th

Wine Pairing Dinners featuring:
32 Winds Wine


We are excited to share these opportunities to support your riversre-connect with friends, and celebrate our Roaring Fork Watershed!


Advance Sponsor Tickets available now starting at $1,000.
Individual Ticket sales coming soon. Please email to secure Sponsor tickets in advance.






On Saturday, June 26 from 8:30am - 4:30pm, volunteers are needed to plant native plants and pull weeds to combat invasive species on the Lazy Glen Open Space. This beautiful Pitkin County Open Space & Trails property features both leased agricultural lands and public walking and fishing access to the Roaring Fork River.

Project partners include Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and Roaring Fork Conservancy.

Let us know you are coming by signing up at



EXPLORE the Roaring Fork Watershed This Summer
Watershed Exploration calendar is live 


Close out the day by floating through beautiful North Star Preserve.  All gear is provided by Blazing Aventures. There are four opportunities to join us this month but register soon as these floats fill quickly!

This program is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails.

Program details and registration information can be found at

Registration opens 3 weeks before program date. 








Your monthly support provides dependable funding so we can focus on inspiring people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed!

Click here to set up your monthly gift TODAY!



Photo Cards & Beautiful Stationary Support RFC! 

You can buy beautifully designed graduation announcements, wedding invitations and MORE, and help support RFC, too! How it works:

  1.  View the creative designs a
  2.  Use code FundraiseFork at checkout
  3.  You receive 20% off of your order and Minted makes a 15% donation to RFC!




City Market Rewards for your Rivers!

If you have a City Market loyalty card, supporting your watershed is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Click enroll and log in to your account at

2) Search for Roaring Fork Conservancy or CV113

3) Click Enroll and you're ready to support your rivers while you run errands! 


Learn more at:






Your Guide to ADVENTURE

Aspen | Snowmass

Disconnect to re-connect.  You’ve worked hard to get here, now let us be your guide to re-connecting with yourself, with your family, or with nature.  Perhaps all three. We help you forget technology for a short time as you reap the benefits of experiencing the outdoors in beautiful Aspen Snowmass.  Summer in Aspen is an experience in and of itself. Let us take you to the next level by providing you with the best rafting in Aspen, the only guided bike tours of the Maroon Bells, or the most unique dining experience you’ll ever enjoy, our nightly Sunset Dinners.

Adventures | Custom Trips | Groups | Who We Are | 970-923-4544




Bristlecone Mountain Sports has been proudly serving the Roaring Fork Valley for over 25 years! As the premier outdoor gear and clothing store in the valley, we pride ourselves on offering top notch gear, clothing, and customer service. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert, we want to get you out and enjoying all the beautiful areas our valley has to offer. We also understand we can’t spend all day out in the woods, so we have a great selection of mountain lifestyle clothing for men and women. Stop on by to get ready for your next outdoor adventure!


970-927-1492 | | 781 East Valley Rd, Basalt


Thank yofor helping protect our rivers and streams!


Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

What's New

Fryingpan Fishing Brings in $3.8 Million Annually to Local Economy Learn More