This 57-mile scenic and historic byway runs through the heart of Chaffee County on Highways 24, 285, 291, and 50, showcasing all the things that make this valley special. Passing by towering mountains, pristine ranch land, and the beautiful Arkansas River, the byway connects the communities of Granite, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, and Salida. Along the way, evidence of mining and railroad activity abound.
With more than 80 percent public land, Chaffee County offers a bounty of natural and heritage resources. You’ll see incredible views of eight fourteen thousand-foot peaks, the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, and Browns Canyon National Monument. Be sure to explore the lively towns of Buena Vista, Poncha Springs and Salida. A plethora of unique shops, galleries, and restaurants make these two towns must-see stops along the way.
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