Springtime in Chaffee County Colorado is a time to literally have it all. With snow still in the Western Sawatch Mountains, participate in winter activities like skiingsnowshoeing and snowmobiling while basking in the warming spring sun. Eastern Chaffee County offers drier, more sun-drenched terrain, making activities like mountain bikinghiking and off-roading a springtime breeze.

And let’s not forget the Arkansas River flowing directly through Chaffee County and its mountain towns of Buena Vista and Salida Colorado. In the spring, the Arkansas River water levels start to increase with winter snowmelt coming off the higher elevations, providing excellent whitewater rafting and kayaking opportunities.

To top it off, Chaffee County embraces spring by opening up outdoor dining at local breweries, distilleries and restaurants. What better way to embrace the Colorado spring than with a locally sourced meal and beverage shared with friends in the Heart of Colorado.


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