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The town of Basalt is primarily located in Eagle County. A portion of Basalt extends into Pitkin County.
From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Basalt had a population of 3,857 people.<1> (see below for details).
Basalt was incorporated August 26, 1901.
The town of Basalt was named Aspen Junction before it was changed to Basalt and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Fryingpan Town.
The community of Basalt is 6,660 feet [2,030 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Basalt is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Basalt lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Basalt: (970)
The ZIP code for Basalt: 81621<3>