Buena Vista, Colorado Visitor Information


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 community filled with opportunities
for adventure.

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.

Buena Vista Area Chamber of Commerce
343 Hwy 24 South / P.O. Box 2021
Buena Vista, Colorado  81211
(719) 395-6612



Outdoor Adventures In Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Jeeping Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

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Climbing 14ers in Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Why Buena Vista, Colorado

Colorado Top Adventure Town

This understated central Colorado town is a well-kept secret for Coloradooutdoor enthusiasts. On any given day in Buena Vista, within minutes of your accommodation, one canhike,bike,kayak,raft,horse trek,backpack,ski,snowshoe,snowmobileand much more. It’s really only limited by your imagination.


Off Road Adventures

There are countlessoff-road trailsto explore out of Buena Vista with yourdirt bike or ATV. The Fourmile Recreation Area is open pretty much all year, plus the many dirt roads traversing the Continental Divide are a summertime treat.


Kick Back & Relax

The true beauty of Buena Vista is its laid-back atmosphere and unobstructed mountain views. Grab a drink and relax on a sunbaked deck, watching clouds come over the legendary Collegiate Peaks.


100% Odorless & Natural Hot Springs

Relax like a local at one of two nearby natural geothermic hot springs. Mount Princeton Hot Springs or Cottonwood Hot Springs are open to the public and offer spa and massage services in addition to their hot spring pools.

No matter what you want to experience in Buena Vista Colorado, this town does have it all.


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Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
111 E Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Salida Chamber of Commerce
406 W Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, CO 81201

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