Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado
Home Of Browns Canyon National Monument & Monarch Mountain
Monarch Mountain located near Buena Vista & Salida Colorado is redefining the Colorado winter vacation. When winter snows bury the Sawatch Range and the Colorado Rockies under deep powder, attention turns to all things winter. Combine your favorite winter adventure with one of three, year round, public hot springs in the area.
Colorado Springs Airport and Monarch Mountain are offering you a slick deal for the 2015-2016 ski season! Fly through the Colorado Springs Airport and get a buy-one-get-one lift ticket at MONARCH MOUNTAIN or a half-price lift ticket for only $35 during the 2015-2016 ski season.
Buy 10 gallons of fuel at a participating Shell station, and get a SKI FREE® voucher redeemable for 1 FREE lift ticket with purchase of a full price adult lift ticket at Monarch Mountain.
To qualify for group rates at Monarch Mountain, you must have 10 skiers or riders paying per day you ski. They take care of group leaders, too, by giving the group one free lift ticket for every 20 paying guests, and a free equipment rental when a group of 20 or more rents. In addition to deeply discounted lift tickets, our group visitors receive discounts on lessons, rentals, and cafeteria fare.
There are a three Zipline Tours and Aerial Parks in Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. Flying through the air on a zipline at speeds up to 40+ miles per hour with a pulley harnessed to a steel cable is a pure adrenaline rush. No longer reserved for high profile Hollywood action heroes, zipline thrills are right here in Chaffee County.
Snowmobiling in Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado is great because there are two snowmobile clubs that groom over 400 miles of trails. With two long-established snowmobile clubs and several enthusiastic outfitters at either end of Chaffee County, snowmobiling is a blast in the Upper Arkansas Valley. Buena Vista's Snow Drifters groom 130 sublime miles of trails. Popular riding destinations include Cottonwood Lake, Cottonwood Pass over to Taylor Park, and the ghost mining towns of Tincup and Hancock out of St. Elmo.
Snowshoe and cross country ski on the many trails in Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. Easily a dozen cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are sprinkled throughout the Valley. A great trail for snowshoeing in a protected winter wonderland is Waterdog Lakes Trail off US 50 west of Garfield. Stands of pine along this popular trail insulate snowshoers against the wind. The trail ends in a beautiful high alpine basin and it feels like another world. Suitable for all levels.
There are many hot springs near Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. Any season is a great season for a Colorado hot springs visit, especially when surrounded by the beauty and grandeur of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. From rustic to elegant, you'll find plenty of opportunities for a natural, relaxing hot springs experience. All natural and odorless hot springs can be found in Chaffee County, where geothermic waters seep out of the ground to soothe and relax you.