Woody Creek is a little mountain village most known for its legendary tavern. The census-designated place (CDP) is located 8 miles north of Aspen.
It has its own Woody Creek Post Office with a zip code of 81656. The town had a population of 263 in 2010. It’s situated at an elevation of 7,346 feet in the Roaring Fork Valley in Pitkin County. The town is a bit hidden from Highway 82 off a county road.
There is no downtown section of Woody Creek, however, the town’s heart is the Woody Creek Tavern, a 1940s log cabin. The Lee Jones family built it. There’s also a Woody Creek Community Center beside that. There are several homes in town, some new, some old, and a trailer park.
Woody Creek Tavern – Notorious hangout of Woody Creek local Hunter S. Thompson. He was a legendary author, portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie Fearing and Loathing in Las Vegas. The Woody Creek Tavern is open year round. Ask to take a Polaroid photo of yourself or group and hang in the wall somewhere.
Things To Do near Woody Creek, CO
- Aspen (8mi)
- Basalt (18mi)
- Carbondale (29mi)
- El Jebel (22mi)
- Glenwood Springs (41mi)
- Marble (58mi)
- Paonia (88mi)
- Redstone (45mi)
- Snowmass Village (8mi)
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