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Colorado’s Best Hot Springs

Relax in the many hot springs in Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado. Along these mountainous fault zones in the Arkansas River Valley, the water bubbles out of the ground, at 140-degrees.

100% Natural
Geothermal & Odorless

Hot Springs in Chaffee County

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

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Cottonwood Hot Springs

Plan a Full Day in Chaffee County!

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MONARCH MTN. SKIING & HOT SPRINGS

Monarch Mountain is the local ski area near Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado. A great family friendly ski area offering snowcat skiing daily. There are also four other ski areas within an hours drive. Avoid the I-70 traffic by traveling on HWY 285 just 2.5 hours from Denver and 2 hours from Colorado Springs. Hundreds of rooms walking distance to the hot springs.

SNOWMOBILING & HOT SPRINGS

With three snowmobile clubs maintaining the trail system. There are over four hundred miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the Arkansas River Valley. Did you know you can ride up and over the Continental Divide and snowmobile to ghost towns? The snowmobiling is incredible here. You may bring your own snowmobile, rent one or take a guided tour.

80% OF CHAFFEE COUNTY IS PUBLIC LANDS!

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hot springs cool adventures

DOG SLEDDING & HOT SPRINGS

Dog sledding is a unique adventure. Take the family or try a romantic get away. Sit back and let the dogs take you for a tour of the Rocky Mountains. You will enjoy incredible views on this dog sledding adventure. Be sure to take time to play with the puppies on this adventure of a lifetime.

FAMILY FUN OR ROMANTIC GETAWAY!

EXPLORE THE BACKCOUNTRY & HOT SPRINGS

Explore the Colorado backcountry by snowshoe or cross country skiing. Stop by the local ski shop and get some gear and tips on where to go. With 80% of Chaffee County public lands you will find your own space to explore and enjoy.

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hot springs cool adventures

AERIAL ADVENTURES & HOT SPRINGS

Aerial adventures are a great way to spend the day with family and friends. There are a variety of courses in the valley. Some are open year round and each provides a variety of challenges on courses that are fun for all ability levels.

FAMILY FRIENDLY & TEAM BUILDING

GOLD MEDAL FISHING & HOT SPRINGS

One hundred and two miles of the Arkansas River is designated as gold medal waters. The river boasts healthy wild trout populations, unparalleled public access, and dry fly fishing throughout the season. A favorite with seasoned anglers, the Arkansas River is also Colorado’s best instructional setting for beginning anglers!

FISH YEAR ROUND!

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hot springs cool adventures

CREATIVE ARTS DISTRICT & HOT SPRINGS

Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado are home to some incredible artists and entertainers.With such inspiring scenery all around, it’s little wonder that the Arkansas Valley is home to a vibrant arts community.

HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS CALL THIS HOME!

WHITEWATER RAFTING & HOT SPRINGS

The Arkansas River boasts 150 miles of Colorado whitewater. There are many whitewater rafting outfitters in the area who can tailor a trip for a fun family outing or an advanced whitewater adventure.Plan your trip now and try to raft mid-week for the best experience.

RAFTING SEASON: APRIL – SEPTEMBER

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Visit Buena Vista & Salida!

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Buena Vista, Colorado

Located on the Arkansas River, the town of Buena Vista, Colorado is home to a bevy of mountain and river activities. Year-round fishing, mountain biking and hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails will fill your vacation with hot springs & cool adventures.

Salida, Colorado

The Arkansas River boasts 150 miles of Colorado whitewater. There are many whitewater rafting outfitters in the area who can tailor a trip for a fun family outing or an advanced whitewater adventure.Plan your trip now and try to raft mid-week for the best experience.

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