Follow the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway to the heart of Colorado. Whitewater raft through Browns Canyon National Monument or fish the 102 miles of Gold Medal Waters on the Arkansas River. Discover the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. Create your own cool adventure in Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado then soak in 100% natural and odorless hot springs.
Home Of Monarch Mountain & Browns Canyon National Monument
The Upper Arkansas River Valley is located in the geographic center of Colorado, surrounded by three mountain ranges rising 7,000 feet above the valley floor. There are fifteen 14,000 foot peaks , more than anywhere else in Colorado. More people raft the Arkansas River than anywhere else in Colorado. The 100% natural and odorless hot spring water bubbles out of the ground at 140 degrees.
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Buena Vista, Colorado
In case you are unfamiliar, Buena Vista means ‘beautiful view’ in Spanish. And the name truly says it all. Resting at roughly 8,000 feet elevation, the town of Buena Vista Colorado is nestled between the majestic Continental Divide to the West and the Fourmile Recreation Area foothills to the East, with the impressive Arkansas River running through town.
Salida Colorado is a REAL Colorado mountain town. Beautifully nestled between the Sangre de Cristo and Sawatch Mountain ranges, this central Colorado Historic downtown at 7,000 feet elevation boasts a liveliness driven by artistic minds and outdoor enthusiasts.