The Town of Carbondale is located in Garfield County at the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers and the junction of State Highway 82 and 131. Carbondale's horizon is dominated by the 12,953 foot tall Mount Sopris several miles to the south of town. The town is characterized as a base camp for recreation enthusiasts and includes hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, and world-class fly fishing. In winter, excellent cross-country skiing is just outside of town at Spring Gulch. The U.S. Census Bureau stated that the city population of Carbondale was 6,427 in 2010. For more information on Carbondale visit the Carbondale Chamber site.