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El Jebel

El Jebel

El Jebel

El Jebel is an unincorporated community in Eagle County. The community is located in the Roaring Fork Valley, between Carbondale and Basalt, along the north side of State Highway 82. The community grew rapidly in the last two decades of the 20th century with the population increase in the valley downstream from Aspen. It consists largely of a group of commercial establishments just off State Highway 82, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Basalt, as well as several housing subdivisions nearby.

Location

El Jebel is located 170 miles west of Denver and 25 miles north of Aspen.

Climate

At an altitude of 6,483 feet, El Jebel enjoys mild winters, comfortable summers, low humidity and an average of 285 days of sunshine.

Population

The population was 3,801 at the 2010 census, down from 4,488 at the 2000 census.

Education

El Jebel is in the Roaring Fork School District. There are three private schools and two chartered schools in the area. There are several daycare centers and pre-schools.

Medical Services

Fine medical establishments are nearby in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and Basalt. Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen and Mid-Valley Clinic. Mid Valley Medical Center just outside of Basalt. Valley View Medical Center in Glenwood Springs.

Recreation

El Jebel offers many recreational activities in the area featuring Crown Mountain Park. They include hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, rafting, and fly-fishing to name a few. In the winter, cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing on any one of the many hiking trails. Downhill skiing is only minutes away in Aspen, Snowmass or Glenwood Springs.

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