Carbondale is located 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Vail - Beaver Creek and about 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Steamboat Springs.
When it comes to getting the most out of your precious vacation time, it's good to keep in mind that Carbondale is just the tip of the iceberg; Northwest Colorado has been blessed with a treasure-trove of natural and man-made attractions. If your schedule allows it, head 12 miles (19 kilometers) to get to Glenwood Springs. Here you can visit the Glenwood Hot Springs and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not check out the nearest regional center. Aspen lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions including West Buttermilk Express Ski Lift, Panda Peak Ski Lift and Summit Express Ski Lift. Aspen has much of interest for visitors keen to stay for a day or two. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies at Hallam Lake, The John Denver Sanctuary and Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area are just some of the places you won't want to miss.
No matter how far you have traveled and no matter how long you stay, remarkable memories of Carbondale will remain with you for a very long time.