Activities On Land
In Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado
Chaffee County boasts four wilderness areas – Collegiate Peaks, Buffalo Peaks, Sangre de Cristo and Mount Massive. In the very heart of the valley is Browns Canyon National Monument, newly-designated by presidential decree in February 2015.
Internationally renowned, Colorado and Continental Divide trails skirt the west side of the valley, affording sweeping views to the east.
Hiking, trail-running and bicycling trails are just outside of downtowns. The Dorothy Whipple and Colorado Midland Trails ascend from the east end of Buena Vista while the Arkansas Hills and Methodist Mountain trail systems are east and south of Salida.
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