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Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Welcome to Chaffee County. Whether  you’re a new guest or an old friend we’re glad to have you here. The majestic 14,000 foot peaks of the Sawatch Range lining up to the west and the mighty Arkansas River that flows the length of the valley are waiting for you to come and hike, bike, golf, raft, fish, soak or simply bask in their glory. The quaint small towns of Salida, Poncha Springs and Buena Vista invite you to stay, shop, dine and meet the friendly locals. What you will find is the best mix of what Colorado is all about. We trust that your experiences here will create the moments and memories you’ve been dreaming about. 

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Outdoor Adventures

Buena Vista is situated between the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River and is known for its laid-back, mountain town vibe. A friendly and welcoming…

Fishing

Fishing in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a superb blend of river and big country. With…

Hot Springs

There is nothing quite as ahhh-mazing as warming up, relaxing and rejuvenating…

Horseback Riding

A popular mode of transportation in the Colorado outdoors is by horseback. For…

Summer Activities

Salida, Colorado

Salida is located in the heart of the Rockies. The Sawatch Range, the Arkansas River and Monarch Mountain surround this hamlet of a town. Charming…

Art Galleries

The visual appeal of Salida and Buena Vista has long inspired those visiting the…

Biking

Salida and Buena Vista are well known for their biking, both road and mountain…

Our Home Town Mountain

Monarch Mountain

Snowmobiling

Hundreds of miles of backcountry trails near Salida and Buena Vista are groomed each…

Dog Sledding

Dog sled tours based on Monarch Pass and an annual dry land dog sled competition…

Outdoor

Adventure

Rimmed by the mighty Sawatch, Mosquito and Sangre de Cristo mountains, Chaffee County is a breathtaking place to get outdoors. Like sentinels lining the horizon to the west, Sawatch peaks dominate the Upper Arkansas Valley.

Trip Ideas

Buena Vista & Salida

Explore the historic small towns and the wild outdoors of this enchanting area – together! We’ve put together some plans so you don’t…

Romantic Getaway

Buena Vista & Salida are both great for romantic getaways. Surprise your loved…