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The holiday rush is over and winter is in full swing. Some days you may want to curl up at home and enjoy time indoors, but when the sky is blue and begging for you to get outside with your kids, here are some options that keep you close to home and are super easy on the pocket book.

**As an up-valley mom, I rely heavily on intel from my friends who live between Basalt and Glenwood. These ideas come from them, but know that I am always looking for extra eyes and ears to make everything I do more complete so contact me at if you like the idea of helping create a valuable resource for all of us in the valley and want to earn a few extra bucksJ

  Location Ages
Railroad Museum Glenwood Springs All ages
Library Story Time and other kids’ programming Basalt All ages
Library Storytime Carbondale
Library Musical Storytime Glenwood Springs All ages
FREE if you have equipment
Ice Skating – Rodeo and 3rd & Main Carbondale All ages
·  RVR
·  Marion Gulch
· Four Mile Park
· Sayre Park
· Red Mountain
·  Doc Holliday Trail
Glenwood Springs
Cross Country Skiing
·  RVR
·  Spring Gulch
·  Marion Gulch
·  Catherine Store Rd (Rio Grande Trail)
Skiing – Sunlight Glenwood Springs 5 yrs. and under
** If you need equipment, you can always rent it at each location listed above, but if you don’t mind buying used, Replay Sports or the Thrift Shop (Aspen), The Dusty Locker (Basalt), Ragged Mountain Sports or Sawyer’s Closet (Carbondale), or Once Upon a Child and Defiance Thrift Store (Glenwood Springs) might have what you need at an affordable price. Also, check out the Roaring Fork Swap group on Facebook.