The Crystal River Valley has a way of capturing people’s hearts with its rich history, rugged terrain and picturesque enclaves. The Crystal River isn’t damned and is under consideration for designation as a Wild & Scenic River. Due to the drop in elevation and narrow canyon, the Crystal is a difficult but rewarding river to fish. While the Carbondale market experienced a surge, properties in the Crystal Valley never really popped. There are still some great deals for the savvy investor/buyer.