Woody Creek is an unincorporated town, in the valley of the Roaring Fork River northwest of Aspen, along State Highway 82, where Woody Creek exits a canyon and joins the Roaring Fork River. It is a small community centered around the Woody Creek Tavern, a well known landmark that sits along a country road somewhat concealed.

Adjacent to the tavern is a trailer park and several homes ranging from modest older homes to newer upscale structures. An eclectic collection of mansions, ranches and older cabins.

Woody Creek was the residence of noted author Hunter S. Thompson for much of his life. It has also been the home of several other notable celebrities and musicians including the late broadcaster Ed Bradley (CBS News Television Magazine 60 MINUTES). Seven time grammy award winner, John Oates (Hall & Oates), and actor Don Johnson, actor, song writer, producer, (married to Melanie Griffith). Currently, U.S. Speaker Of the House, Nancy Pelosi has a winter home in Woody Creek off Star Mesa Rd. Woody Creek was also the residence of many of the founding members of the Aspen Ridiculous Theatre Company (ART-C). ART-C is famous for its annual Winterskol show and spring extravaganzas at the Wheeler Opera House.