GETTING TO CHAFFEE COUNTY
BUENA VISTA, SALIDA, & PONCHA SPRINGS
Different seasons bring different adventures, but water remains the mainstay. Water is always the center point of a relaxing soak in odorless, geothermal hot springs pools. It’s what anglers wade in to fly-fish in the Arkansas River’s Gold Medal Waters. And pure, mountain water is an integral ingredient of locally crafted beer, wine, whiskey, gin and other spirits.
Water can also be transformative. The snow-capped mountains inspire creativity and art. As a wedding backdrop, rivers and mountain streams reflect the beauty of the moment. Water nourishes ranch lands that preserve magnificent vistas. And it sustains the herds of elk, bighorn sheep, migrating birds and other wildlife that make the Rocky Mountains special.