Local Adventures

We love this town and all it has to offer.  We think you will too.  Check out this tab to see reviews and suggestions for adventures of all sorts around Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley. Stop by the shop anytime to ask us about a specific hike, climb, or river trip.  If we don’t have the answers we’ll find ’em.

Get outside and follow these simple guidelines:

1. Look good

2. Have fun

3. Be safe

Adventures are currently being UPDATED! Stop by the shop and get some info from the staff! In the meantime, check out some of our local partners. 

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No Mans Land Film Festival

A film festival founded by co-owner of Ragged Mountain Sports, Aisha Weinhold. No Mans Land “is an all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado” to “connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented and wish to support a shared vision of gender equality.” http://nomanslandfilmfestival.org/


46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

One of the best festivals in Colorado, Carbondale Mountain Fair is overflowing with art vendors, live music, great food, exciting demonstrations, local shops, and this year…Ragged Mountain Sports’ specially hand-crafted bike chariot. Look for us riding around Sopris Park for free popsicles and a chance at the “wheel deal”. Spin the wheel for free prizes and great discounts- just be careful not to land on “water balloons”!


Elk Mountain Expeditions

A new, RFV-based rafting company with trips on the Crystal, Roaring Fork, and Colorado Rivers.  They also offer bus charters and rentals.  Check our their website or stop by the EME office at Victoria’s Cafe in Aspen!



Bonedale First Fridays

Carbondale’s monthly celebration of the arts, shopping, dining, and music. Head on down to Main Street on the first Friday of each month and enjoy!


 Wild Snow

Local legend Lou Dawson is the mastermind behind this backcountry ski mecca of info, opinions, articles, and gear reviews.  Here’s the gist: if you get your thrill on skiing off piste in the valley, then this is the blog for you.


The 5Point Film Festival

The 5Point Film Festival is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience and respect, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film. www.5pointfilm.org

Bonedale Bike Project

Community-run organization based out of Aloha Mountain Cyclery.  The Project accepts bike donations and works to refurbish and sell the bikes at Aloha.  Proceeds benefit Bicycles for Humanity and WorldBike.org.  On Sundays from 10AM-4PM, the Project provides a bike mechanic to work with local citizens on their own bikes.  Want to learn how to tune your bike, change the crankset, or simply put on some new handlebar tape?  This is the place. http://www.alohamountaincyclery.com/community/bonedale-bike-project.html


The Enormocast

A bi-monthly podcast that gives you a slice of climbing life in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.  Hosted by local Chris Kalous, the Enormocast is chalked full of interviews, long-winded send stories, and beta fo days that satisfy your craving for all things climbing.  Check it out and subscribe! http://enormocast.com/


Colorado Avalanche Info Center (CAIC)

The go-to for information about current snowpack and backcountry conditions for the state.  They also promote a variety of avalanche awareness activities and presentations around the state. Be sure to visit their website before you travel into the backcountry: https://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php


Cripple Creek Backcountry

Owners Doug and Randy are running this new ski shop specializing in ski mountaineering and randonnee race equipment.  They feature boot fitting, binding mounting, tuning and hand repairs, as well as hard-to-find European brand products.  Visit their website or check them out between Aloha Mountain Cyclery and Dos Gringos in Carbondale. http://cripplecreekbc.com/


 Splitter Choss

Local climbing guru BJ Sbarra’s ode to all things climbing.  Find beta on local routes, gear reviews, and so much more. http://www.splitterchoss.com/


Defiant Pack

Local bike-packing experts that “specialize in sewn solutions for bike-packing and cargo with a major focus on long tail cargo bike bags, and zipperless framebags.” Located in Carbondale. https://defiantpack.com/